Sewell's Store and Site of Buckingham Service Station

11. Sewell's Store and Site of Buckingham Service Station

180 S. Bridge Street

This building was constructed around 1950 for Sewell’s Store #5. Sewell’s Store stayed at this location until 1969, a time when large supermarkets were becoming the norm. To accommodate the new trend, Herbert Sewell, the company’s president, purchased land next to Winnemucca Cemetery, right off US40 (now Winnemucca Blvd.). Ground breaking for Sewell’s new supermarket was held in June 1964. Sewell’s moved from their location at Second and Bridge Streets in November 1964.    

Harvey Sewell, Chairman of Nevada Bank of Commerce and Herbert Sewell’s brother, moved the Winnemucca branch of Nevada Bank of Commerce into this building when Sewell’s Store moved into their new building. This building has been a bank ever since. Today, it is occupied by Winnemucca’s branch of US Bank.

Before Sewell’s Store was on this corner of Second and Bridge Streets, Felix Poulin’s Blacksmith Shop was here in the 1800s, followed by Buckingham Service Station in 1922. Buckingham Service Station is said to have been the first service station in Winnemucca. 

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