Belmont Devilliers Building
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|Belmont Devilliers Building|
|Location||421 (originally 431) West Belmont Street|
|Current Owner||Quint Studer|
|Construction Start Date||1911|
|Completion Date||1913 (opened)|
The Belmont Devilliers Building is a two-story structure located at 421 West Belmont Street, in the heart of the Belmont-DeVilliers district. It was built in 1911 at the southeast corner of Belmont and DeVilliers Streets and has been home to many of the neighborhood's prominent businesses, including Gussie's Record & Variety Shop, which was the original home of the WBOP radio station. After the record shop closed in 1977, the building sat unused for decades and was purchased by Quint Studer in 2005 as part of his "Covenant with the Community." It is currently being renovated and will be home to the 5 Sisters Blues Café.
- 1913 – P. A. Morris Saloon
- 1919 – Morris Brothers Dry Goods
- 1921 – Belmont Cash Grocery Co.
- 1927 – Escambia Furniture Co.
- 1948 – Battle & Sons Furniture Co.
- 1959 – Benboe Upholstery Shop
- 1968 – Gussie's Record & Variety Shop, home of WBOP radio station