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Conlin’s Furniture

By | Last Modified: May 5, 2017
Conlin’s Furniture on Broadway Avenue

Conlin’s Furniture is a regional furniture chain located across the Dakotas, Montana, Wyoming, and Minnesota. The first store opened in Williston, North Dakota in 1937 and soon expanded. The company is headquartered in Billings, Montana; however, has its main distribution center and significant corporate operations in Bismarck.

Conlin’s arrived in Bismarck upon purchasing Reff’s Furniture in 1955. Since then, Conlin’s had two separate locations in downtown Bismarck before relocating to Gateway Mall in 2004, adding to the flux of retailer migration from downtown. Conlin’s has since relocated into a building on the corner of Broadway Avenue & 18th Street, barely five years since last relocating to Gateway Mall. In 2012, Conlin’s added additional space on the northeast side of its present Broadway location.

The downtown building that housed Conlin’s Furniture for most of its tenure was built in 1900 to house Webb Brothers Department Store. When Webb Brothers closed in 1945, the building housed Sears before Conlin’s Furniture and now houses Zimmerman’s Furniture.

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Conlin's Furniture Entrance (closed) Zimmerman's Furniure / Webb Brothers Building

One Comment

  1. Tracy Christopher

    August 23, 2014 at 10:51 am


    I love anything that reminds me of my Grandma and he best years of my life. Carefree and happy, you now the”good ‘ol days”. I was 10 in 1966 and on Saturdays I would help my Grandma clean. My job was to clean the mirrors. We used “Glass Wax” pink can with the pretty housewife in a dress sketched on the
    front of the can and the seal next to he name Gold Seal.
    I was at a thrift shop and spotted a can of Glass Wax. I immediately smelled it. All the memories came rushing back. Of course I bought it and used it on my glass and mirrors.
    The can I have is dated 1966 and it did not have the pretty lady I aspired to be someday, like June Clever! But I’m still pleased with my find.
    BTW I read your history and my maiden name was Shaffer, different spelling!!
    Thanks for the memories.

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