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McConnellsburg in Fulton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Changing Main Street

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

 
 
Changing Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
1. Changing Main Street Marker
Inscription. Family-owned businesses on Main Street have evolved to meet changes in demand for products. Stoner's Novelty Store is a good example. Albert Stoner built this structure in 1899 as a tinsmith workshop and store. In the 1920s, his son Frank expanded the inventory to include bicycle parts and postcards of local attractions, reflecting a growth of interest in recreation and tourism. By the 1930s, motoring on the Lincoln Highway had become popular. In response, Stoner's began to sell Atlantic Richfield gasoline. In the 1960s, the inventory expanded again to include fine giftware.
 
Erected by Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Lincoln Highway marker series.
 
Location. 39° 55.968′ N, 77° 59.976′ W. Marker is in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, in Fulton County. Marker is on Lincoln Way West, on the right when traveling west. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 110 Lincoln Way West, Mc Connellsburg PA 17233, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Traveling the Lincoln Highway (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fulton County (about 500 feet away); Fulton County Veterans Memorial
Stoner Building and Changing Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
2. Stoner Building and Changing Main Street Marker
(about 500 feet away); Fulton County World War II, Korea, and Vietnam Memorial (about 600 feet away); Fulton County War on Terrorism Memorial (about 600 feet away); Fulton County Civil War, Spanish-American War, and World War I Memorial (about 600 feet away); a different marker also named Changing Main Street (about 600 feet away); George Diven (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in McConnellsburg.
 
Also see . . .  The Albert Stoner Building. Summer Thyme Floral is now housed in the building. (Submitted on June 4, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.) 
 
Categories. 20th CenturyIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsRoads & Vehicles
 
Stoner Building Photograph on Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
3. Stoner Building Photograph on Marker
This 1930s photograph shows that everything could be purchased at Stoner's, from woodburning kitchen stoves to gasoline.
National Register Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
4. National Register Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 557 times since then and 64 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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