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Hendersonville in Henderson County, North Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
 

412-414 N. Main

 

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412-414 N. Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 23, 2010
1. 412-414 N. Main Marker
Inscription. ca.1920
Originally a brick facade, the Pickwick lunches & billiards was here from 1937 until 1955. Rosenberg's Men's Wear and Wade's Shoes shared the building in the late 1950s. Mac's Men's Wear operated here from 1960 until 2007. The owner, Max Provda, was a downtown retailer for 60 years.
 
Erected by Hendersonville Historic Preservation Commission.
 
Location. 35° 19.033′ N, 82° 27.608′ W. Marker is in Hendersonville, North Carolina, in Henderson County. Marker is on North Main Street, on the right when traveling north. Click for map. Located between 4th and 5th Avenues. Marker is in this post office area: Hendersonville NC 28792, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. J. C. Penny Building (here, next to this marker); Queen Theater (here, next to this marker); Ewbank & Ewbank Building (a few steps from this marker); Commercial Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Citizens National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); First Bank and Trust Co. (within shouting distance of
412-414 N. Main Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, May 23, 2010
2. 412-414 N. Main Marker
this marker); Kirk Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 344 N. Main (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Hendersonville.
 
Regarding 412-414 N. Main. Max Provda bravely served his country during World War II as a medic in the Army and while stationed at Camp Swift near Austin, Texas met his future bride, Janet Rosenberg. He served in the Aleutians and in the European theater.

Max and Janet married on March 24, 1946 at the Skyland Hotel in Hendersonville and they honeymooned at the Grove Park Inn in Asheville. He joined his father-in-law, Jake Rosenberg, in his menís clothing store located on Main Street next to the Carolina Theater. In 1957, the store was renamed Macís Menís Wear. Max was a pioneer in the big and tall business in Western North Carolina. He enjoyed owning and operating his business until his retirement in 2007. He received numerous honors, including Merchant of the Year. He loved being a merchant and was always trying to improve downtown Hendersonville and assist his customers and fellow merchants.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 419 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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