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The History of
409 First Street

Our Story

The building at 409 First Street has been an important part of Bay City history for a long time. Originally built in 1902, the Hammond Seed Company used the space to send out seed orders. The building eventually became Warehouse #3 for the Jennison Hardware Store located at 901 N Water Street. For a few years it served as the Bay City Grocer Company, before finally becoming the base for the Riverside Trucking & Storage Company. In 2021, Golden Gallery owner Avram Golden bought the building and surrounding property to jump-start his vision: The Jefferson Project. While the four-story building on 409 First Street is not yet ready for public use, The Jefferson Project is a plan to remodel the space inside and out to create an art and technology hub in Downtown Bay City.

See the plan

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