Welcome to the F. Johnson Building
The F. Johnson Building today offers some of the most appealing Class A office and retail space in Holdrege. It stands, as it has since 1905, on the prestigious corner of West and Fourth, fronting on busy Highway 6&34. Thoroughly updated in 2007 and again in 2011, the building offers modern amenities such as wi-fi and a beautiful conference room which is shared by tenants. It is comfortable, attractive and professional.
But there was a time when the F. Johnson building was thronged with shoppers every day. In its heyday, people came from a wide swath of Nebraska and Kansas to shop at the F. Johnson Mercantile Store, Marshal Field’s largest wholesale account in Nebraska. If you stand by the staircase and close your eyes, you can almost imagine 40 clerks and assistants helping shoppers buy clothing, furniture and household goods, including Persian carpets, carved walnut tables, velvet draperies, imported china and sterling silver.
But that’s not the full story, nor where it begins, not by a long shot...