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Before the giant boxes of today were retailers located in the neighborhood, or maybe downtown.  Some have been preserved, others used for other purposes.  Here are the ones we've been able to identify for you.  If you know of others, please e-mail us.  Others can be found in various building collections or restored or preserved towns or villages.
 

Store  Illinois - Minnesota

 
  Store Pages:  AR-CT, FL-ID, IL-MN, NC-RI, SC-WY  

 

 

  Illinois
 
Galena
 
Old Market House State Historic Site
 
500 Bouthillier
 
PO Box 333
 
Galena  IL  61036    
 
Phone   815 777-3310
 
Web Site  http://www.state.il.us/HPA/Sites/galena01.htm
 
E-mail  mailto:granthome@granthome.com
 
Description  center of local commerce, now state-run museum with special attention to                     local architecture
 
Type of Resource   Museum
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type   Store
 
Field of Study/Science Facility  Architecture
 
Era  1845-1910
 
New or Updated:  2/8/2004

Millburn
Martin's General Store Museum of Community & Culture
38757 North Highway 45
Milburn IL 60046
Phone
******
Web Site www.nsn.org/wrkhome/hmca/default.htm
Description local history collection in old store, center of historic district
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Store
Collection A-F Ceramics
Collection G-M Glass
Collection N-Z Tools
Owner/Operator: Historic Millburn Community Association

 


Beyond the Newsstand

Kentucky
Blackey
C B Caudill Store & History Center
7822 Highway 7 S
Blackey KY 41804
Phone 606 633-3281
Web Site http://www.appalshop.org/cbcaudill/
Description collection of Appalachian artifacts in long-time country store/community
Type of Resource Historic Place
Building Type Store
Field of Study/Science Facility Oral History
New or Updated: 05/29/2003
 

  Paducah
 
William Clark Market House Museum
 
Market House Square
 
Paducah   KY
 
Phone   270 443-7759
 
Web Site  http://www.paducah-tourism.org/detail.asp?recordid=141&main=Museums+%26+Attractions&content=Museums

  Description  located in market house, includes contents of List Drug Store
 
Type of Resource   Historic Place
 
Building Type   Store
 
Collection G-M  Glass
 
Era  1905
 
New or Updated:   6/19/2005

  Louisiana

  Jennings

  W H Tupper General Merchandise Museum

  311 North Main Street

  Jennings LA  70546    

  Phone   337 821-5532

  Web Site  http://www.lsue.edu/acadgate/jennings.htm

  Description  early 20th century general store

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Building Type   Store

  New or Updated:  9/1/2004

New Orleans
New Orleans Pharmacy Museum
514 rue Chartres
New Orleans  LA  70130    
 
Phone  504 565-8027
 
Web Site  http://www.pharmacymuseum.org/
 
E-mail  mailto:nopharmsm@aol.com
 
Description  located in building constructed for first licensed pharmacist in US
 
Type of Resource  Specialty Museum
 
Building Type  Store
 
Industry /Profession  Medical
 
Era      1823
 
New or Updated:  07/06/2003

Massachusetts
Haverhill
Haverhill Historical Society
240 Water Street
Haverhill MA 01830
Phone
508 374-4626
Web Site
Description
3 historic buildings, including shop & 2 houses, local archaeological collection
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Store
Collection A-F Furniture

  Maine

  Kennebunk

  Brick Store Museum

   4 Dane Street

  Kennebunk  ME  04043    

  Phone   207 985-4802

  Web Site http://www.brickstoremuseum.org/

  E-mail  mailto:info@brickstoremuseum.org

  Description  Kennebunk area history, with items from authors Kenneth Roberts and

                    Booth Tarkington, paintings, 1685 Capen Perkins chest, complex

                    includes 4 adjacent buildings and nearby house with barn and

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type  Store

  Research   Library

  Era 1825

  New or Updated:  6/3/2007


Maine
Orland
Orland Historical Society
Castine Road
Orland ME 04472
Phone
207 469-2476
Web Site
Description
Type of Resource
Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Store

Stockholm
Stockholm Historical Society Museum
280 Main Street
Stockholm ME 04783
Phone
207 896-5757
Alt Phone 207 896-5731
Web Site http://www.umit.maine.edu/~katherine.hoving/Museum/museum.html
E-mail mailto:jhede@mfx.net
Description Tri-Cultural Museum reflects Swedish, French, English cultures in area, artifacts show lumbering and fishing history
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Store

  Michigan

  Flat Rock

  Flat Rock Historical Society

  25200 Gibraltar Road

  Flat Rock  MI  48134    

  Phone  734 782-5220

  Web Site http://www.flatrockhistory.org/

  E-mail  mailto:cdFesko@yahoo.com

  Alt Web http://www.hsmichigan.org/greenville/

  Description  Munger General Store, hotel, stable, house

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Building Collection

  Building Type  Store

  Research   Archives

  New or Updated:  6/8/2007

  MN

  New Ulm

  Harkin Store

  PO Box 112

  New Ulm  MN  56073    

  Phone  507 354-8666

  Web Site http://www.mnhs.org/places/sites/hs/

  E-mail  mailto:harkinstore@mnhs.org

  Description  1879s general store with costumed staff

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Building Type  Store

  Owner/Operator:  Nicollet County Historical Society

  New or Updated:  7/26/2007

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