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Metamora in Franklin County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Van Camp's Store

 
 
Van Camp's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
1. Van Camp's Store Marker
Inscription. This building was built in the 1850's. Mr. Van Camp housed his drug store here, which had the front blown out by a gasoline explosion in 1851. His Mother and himself perished in this tragedy. The building on either side of this were all part of one lot. All buildings were built one to another.
 
Location. 39° 26.787′ N, 85° 8.027′ W. Marker is in Metamora, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is on Main Street (a.k.a. Pennington Road) east of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling east. Click for map. Located on the South side of Metamora. Go over the bridge (Bridge Street - extension of Columbia Street), the building and marker are just to your left in front of you. Marker is in this post office area: Metamora IN 47030, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Metamora Masonic Lodge (here, next to this marker); Martindale Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Jenks and Martindale Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); Canal Front Dry Goods Store (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Metamora Christian Church (about 400 feet away); Whitewater Canal State Historic Site
Wide View - - Van Camp's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
2. Wide View - - Van Camp's Store Marker
The marker can be seen below the left front window of the store front now called "Anne's" - - to the left in this photo.
(about 400 feet away); Metamora Grist Mill (about 800 feet away); Duck Creek Aqueduct (approx. 0.2 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Metamora.
 
Also see . . .  Metamore - Web Site::. Many interesting links here about Metamora (Canal Town), Indiana. (Submitted on July 22, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 370 times since then and 13 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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