National and State Register

Florence Historic District

Fremont County

The Downtown Florence Historic District is the long-standing commercial heart of Florence and the surrounding agricultural, oil, coal, and smelting region. The district has many examples of late-nineteenth and early-twentieth century commercial architecture that has been updated, particularly at the storefront level, as business owners responded to changing tastes in retail displays. 

A photo of a row of buildings with shop fronts and windows on the second floor.

Florence Historic District

Most upper stories of buildings still display architectural features from the original construction period, including stone ornamentation, elaborate cornice elements, and intricate brickwork. The district also contains a few examples of massive, three-story commercial buildings that serve as monuments to the wealth that flowed through the community in the late-nineteenth century.