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Middletown in Frederick County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Coblentz-Long Building

Circa 1800

 
 
The Coblentz-Long Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
1. The Coblentz-Long Building Marker
Inscription. Given its location, the Coblentz-Long Building has associations with the growth and development of the National Pike and with the Civil War. In 1768 Conrad Crone platted the lots of the entire block 2-14 West Main, known as Smithfield, which were not part of the original 28 lots of Middletown. The building is named on behalf of the two families that owned it for the longest period of time. The Coblentz family acquired the property in 1907 and added the commercial storefronts. In 1963 the Long family purchased the property from the Coblentz's and until 2003 the building housed Long's Appliances. The building and its history are a contributing resource in the Middletown National Register.
 
Location. 39° 26.626′ N, 77° 32.735′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street / Old National Pike (Alternate U.S. 40) and Church Street (State Highway 17), on the right when traveling east on West Main Street / Old National Pike. Click for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 2 West Main Street, Middletown MD 21769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. 8 West Main Street (a few steps from this marker); Clovinger House (a few steps
The Coblentz-Long Building image. Click for full size.
By Craig Swain, February 9, 2008
2. The Coblentz-Long Building
from this marker); The Arnett Building (a few steps from this marker); Middletown (within shouting distance of this marker); 13 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 31 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 29 West Main Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); In Commemoration (about 300 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Middletown.
 
Also see . . .  The Coblentz Family Fact Sheet. Detailing several generations of the family in the area. (Submitted on February 10, 2008, by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia.) 
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,047 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Craig Swain of Leesburg, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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