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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  Arkansas - Connecticut

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

 
Arkansas
Osceola
Mississippi County Historical Center
209 West Hale Avenue
PO Box 483
Osceola AR 72370
Phone
870 563-6161
Alt Phone 870 563-2281
Web Site
Description building once held a dry goods store
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Store
Era 1904

Eudora
Henry and Rubye Connerly Museum
1453 Duncan Street
Eudora AR 71640
Phone
501 355-4633
Web Site
Description
Grocery and Feed Store as it was in the past -- by appointment only
Type of Resource Museum
Building Type Retail

 


Beyond the Newsstand

 

  CA

  Amador City

  Amador Whitney Museum

  14170 State Highway 49

  PO Box 181

  Amador City CA  95601    

  Phone 209 267-0928

  Alt Phone  309 267-9310

  Web Site http://www.amadornet.net/directory/travelers/museums/whitney.html

  Alt Web http://www.amadorcountychamber.com/OnlineVisitorsGuide/Museums.htm

  Description  brick building with several uses, mostly as a store

  Type of Resource  Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type Store

  Era 1860

  New or Updated:  11/7/2006


 
Downieville

  Downieville Museum

  330 Main Street

  PO Box 484

  Downieville  CA 95936    

  Phone   530 289-3423

  Web Site  *****

  Alt Web  http://www.sierracounty.org/pages/county/county.html

  Description  local memorabilia with focus on Gold Rush era

  Type of Resource   Museum

  Primary Focus  Local History

  Building Type   Store

  Field of Study/Science Facility  Gold Rush

  Era  1862

  New or Updated:   9/8/2004
 

California
Fiddletown
Chew Kee Store Museum
Address
*****
Fiddletown CA
Phone
Web Site
http://kennedy.amadornet.net/travelers/museums/chewkeestore.html
Description in rammed-earth building
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Store
Industry Profession Retailing
Era 1850


Point Richmond
Point Richmond Historical Society
139 1/2 Washington Avenue
Point Richmond CA 94801
Phone
510 235-1336
Web Site http://www.pointrichmondhistory.org/
Description small museum serves mostly as an information center
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Store
Era 1903

California
Sutter Creek
Monteverde General Store Museum
Address
*****
Sutter Creek CA
Phone
Web Site
www.amadornet.net/travelers/museums/monteverde.html
Description turn of the century grocery & general store
Type of Resource Museum
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Store
Industry Profession Retailing
Era 1898

Woodside
Woodside Store
471 Rings Mountain Road
Woodside CA 94062
Phone
650 851-7615
Web Site www.sanmateocountyhistory.com/home.html
Alt Web www.eparks.net/Parks/Woodside/
Description During lumbering days, restored wooden structure was general store, post office & dental office
Type of Resource House Museum
Building Type Store
Era 1854
Owner/Operator: San Mateo Country Historical Society

 

Connecticut
Lebanon
Gov Trumbull War Office
149 West Town Street
Lebanon CT 06249
Phone
860 873-3399
Web Site http://www.ctssar.org/sites/lebanon_war_office.htm
Description store converted to war center during Revolution, many of the most noted military leaders of the war met here
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Building
Building Type Store
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