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Occoquan in Prince William County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Ogle Harris’ Store

 
 
Ogle Harris' Store Marker (Obverse) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
1. Ogle Harris' Store Marker (Obverse)
Washington Street is a one way street, travelling Northeast. The sign is situated so you see the Reverse side if traveling NE.
Inscription. This c. 1900 house was Ogle Harris’ Store. Harris, son of a slave, first sold homemade ice cream from the house’s since-razed summer kitchen. In c. 1910 he moved his family from the building, which was then his residence, and began selling groceries, meat, and produce. Harris’ sons ran the grocery after he died. The store closed in 1972.
 
Erected by Town of Occoquan.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Virginia, Historic Occoquan marker series.
 
Location. 38° 40.987′ N, 77° 15.605′ W. Marker is in Occoquan, Virginia, in Prince William County. Marker is on Washington Street, on the left when traveling north. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Occoquan VA 22125, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Ebenezer Baptist Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Town of Occoquan (within shouting distance of this marker); Lest We Forget (within shouting distance of this marker); 1804 Occoquan Town Plat (within shouting distance of this marker); Occoquan Wharves (within shouting distance of this marker);
Ogle Harris' Store Marker (Reverse) image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
2. Ogle Harris' Store Marker (Reverse)
c.1920 photo by J. Harry Shannon
Old Hammill Hotel (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1804 Boundary Stone (about 400 feet away); Mill Street (about 400 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Occoquan.
 
Categories. 20th CenturyAfrican AmericansIndustry & CommerceNotable BuildingsNotable Persons
 
Ogle Harris' Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Kevin White, September 6, 2007
3. Ogle Harris' Store Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page has been viewed 1,123 times since then and 22 times this year. Last updated on , by Christopher Busta-Peck of Shaker Heights, Ohio. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on , by Kevin W. of Stafford, Virginia. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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