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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  North Carolina - Rhode Island

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

 

 

North Carolina
Cherryville
C Grier Beam Truck Museum
111 North Mountain Street
Cherryville NC
Phone
704 435-3072
Alt Phone 704 435-3426
Web Site http://www.beamtruckmuseum.com/index.htm
Alt Web http://www.gastongazette.com/answerbook/Wheretogo/Wheretogo.htm
Description holds trucks back to 1927 - founded by Carolina Freight Carriers Corporation
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Primary Focus Automotive
Building Type Store
Collection N-Z Trucks

  NC
 
Huntersville
  Hugh Torrance House & Store
 
8231 Gilead Road
  Huntersville  NC  28078 
 
Phone  704 875-3271
  Web Site  http://home.earthlink.net/~hughtorance1796/
  E-mail  mailto:hughtorance1796@earthlink.net.
  Description  home built by revolutionary War veteran, adjacent store run by his son until  1825
 
Type of Resource  House Museum
  Primary Focus  Building
  Building Type  Store
  Era  1800
  New or Updated:  08/01/2003 

 


Beyond the Newsstand

  NC
 
Murfreesboro
 
Rea Museum
 
116 East Main Street
 
Murfreesboro  NC  27855    
 
Phone  252 398-5922
 
Web Site  http://www.albemarle-nc.com/murfreesboro/history/rea.htm
 
Description  4 buildings from 1790 - 1870
 
Type of Resource  Museum
 
Primary Focus  Building Collection
 
Building Type  Store
 
Owner/Operator:  Murfreesboro Historical Assn
 
New or Updated:  10/16/2003

North Carolina
Raleigh
Raleigh City Museum
220 Fayetteville Street Mall
Raleigh NC 27601
Phone
919 832-3775
Web Site http://www.raleighcitymuseum.org/
Description located in former hardware store
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Retail
Era 1874

  NH

  South Sutton

  South Sutton Old Store Museum

  Meeting House Hill Road

  PO Box 457

  South Sutton  NH       03273    

  Phone   603 927-4183

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.northstarcampground.com/attractions_2.htm

  Description  store, one room school, meeting house

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Building Collection
   Building Type Store

  New or Updated:             8/11/2005

Oklahoma
Guthrie
Oklahoma Frontier Drugstore Museum
214 West Oklahoma Avenue
Guthrie OK 73044
Phone
405 282-1895
Web Site http://www.oklahomadrugstoremuseum.com/
Description pharmacy memorabilia from 1900 to now, first licensed pharmacist in state
Type of Resource Specialty Museum
Building Type Store
Industry Profession Medical

  RI

  Adamsville

  Gray's Store

  4 Main Street

  Adamsville  RI         02837    

  Phone   401 635-4566

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.oldedartmouth.com/compton.html

  Description  continuously operated as a store since 1788, old post office opened 1804

  Type of Resource   Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Merchant

  Building Type   Store

  Era  1788

  New or Updated:          12/19/2005

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