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The Arnett Building

 
 
The Arnett Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 1, 2013
1. The Arnett Building Marker
Inscription. In the 1890's Mr. Ezra Minnick, a Well-known county magistrate, operated a little store at this location. In 1917 Mr. Ola E. Fink bought the property and built the present red brick structure where he owned and operated a general store. Sometime in the 1930's, the Gladhill furniture company used the commercial space as their retail showroom. Then in the 1950's the "American Store" (Acme) occupied this site. Later in 1978 Mr. & Mrs. Kenneth Arnett purchased the building and operated a grocery store for many years.
 
Location. 39° 26.634′ N, 77° 32.724′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (U.S. 40 A) and Church Street (Maryland Route 17), on the right when traveling west on Main Street. Click for map. Main Street is the Old National Pike and Church Street is the Myersville Road. Marker is in this post office area: Middletown MD 21769, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Coblentz-Long Building (a few steps from this marker); 8 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Clovinger House (within shouting distance of this marker); Middletown
The Arnett Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 1, 2013
2. The Arnett Building Marker
(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.
 
Regarding The Arnett Building. The nomination form for the Middletown Historic District describes this building this way:
"Just east of the Model Garage is the 1915 Fink store and Residence (now the Arnett Building), a combined store and residence with a clear-cut separation between the commercial and residential sections, similar to small neighborhood stores being erected during the first quarter of the 20th century in urban areas."
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
The Arnett Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 1, 2013
3. The Arnett Building Marker
The Arnett Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 1, 2013
4. The Arnett Building Marker
The Arnett Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 1, 2013
5. The Arnett Building
The Showroom for Gladhill Furniture in the 1930's
Close-up of photo on nearby marker
The Arnett Building image. Click for full size.
By Allen C. Browne, October 1, 2013
6. The Arnett Building
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 297 times since then and 20 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on , by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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