The Rockwell Center

(1881), 23-33 W. Market Street

Architectural Style: Eastlake

These two buildings served the downtown as a major department store until 1991. Long before computers and modern cash registers, this building housed a unique pneumatic tube system that whisked customer receipts from one floor to another. Rockwell's Department Store, owned by Bob Rockwell, was also home to his collection of art that is now housed in the Rcokwell Museum, located at 111 Cedar Street (a half block east of here). The museum houses the largest collection of western art east of the Mississippi. Take a moment following the tour to enjoy this spectacular display of Western and Native American Art.