Our History

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Memory Lane Antiques has been owned and operated by Dan and Theresa Stauss for the past 22 years. Dan first started working with antiques in 1982 while studying Industrial Arts at the University of Southern Colorado. His passion for antiques began as he helped his Industrial Arts professor restore antique pieces after class. During the summer months off of school, Dan sold the antiques he had restored at Flea Markets in the Midwest.

After graduating from the University of Southern Colorado, Dan and Theresa moved to Windsor, Colorado, to start their careers as teachers. Dan worked at Windsor Middle School as the Industrial Arts teacher from 1985 to 1992, and Theresa became a Language Arts teacher at Heath Junior High School in Greeley, Colorado. This past fall, she celebrated her 31st year teaching at Heath. During Dan’s time at Windsor Middle School, he continued to work on antique pieces.

In 1992, Dan and Theresa decided to turn Dan’s passion of restoring antique furniture into a business, and opened Memory Lane Antiques. He is incredibly grateful to be passionate about his work, and finds it rewarding that the effort he puts into each and every piece shows through as it is returned back to its original beauty.

Dan was driving through a historic district in Wisconsin and came across Penny Lane Antiques. As he drove by he began thinking that it should have been named Memory Lane Antiques because antiques allow you to reminisce about enjoyable times. So, when Dan and Theresa opened their store, they named it Memory Lane Antiques, where memories begin, and treasures are found. Six months after opening the store, Dan and Theresa added gift and home décor items to their inventory. They wanted to make Memory Lane Antiques a destination point in the then small town of Windsor, Colorado. The gifts helped accessorize the beautiful antiques and also allowed customers to experience the perfect blend of past and present.

Dan and Theresa travel the country, searching the estates of the Midwest and East Coast, hand selecting the most unique and rare Victorian and Golden Oak furniture from the late 1800s to the early 1900s. Each antique is professionally refinished to it’s pristine original quality, using the finest craftsmanship and skill.

Memory Lane Antiques has continued to grow since it’s opening. Dan and Theresa work hard to bring unique pieces of furniture and a variety of gift items to their customers. They look forward seeing you as you visit the store and take great pride in bringing your heirloom pieces back to their original beauty.

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