Created By: Coleman Memorial Museum
112 Main – Kosel’s Four Seasons / Holte Hardware
Nels T. Holte walked from Jamestown to Ellendale in the spring of 1882. He started in the furniture and funeral service business with N.H. Bjornstad as a partner, later becoming the sole owner. It was on this site that Holte Furniture and Funeral Services was built.
The fire of 1916 destroyed the business, but N.T. Holte would rebuild a new brick building at 108 Main. Furniture and hardware were the store’s inventory and the funeral business was continued here. The furniture part of the business was gradually phased out.
In 1957 Holte Hardware was closed and the building was leased to Anthony Co., which operated a clothing and dry goods store. It became Kosel’s four Seasons in 1977 and carried a full line of clothing for men, women and children, plus fabrics and home accessories. The store closed in 1993.
Subsequently the building housed Hot Stuff pizza. It is presently owned by Willie Blumhardt.
This point of interest is part of the tour: Ellendale - Tour of the Core City