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Emlenton in Venango County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

West Main Street Development

 
 
West Main Street Development Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
1. West Main Street Development Marker
Inscription. In 1856 Levi Allebach moved his jewelry business from Water Street (later River Ave.) - much against the advice of local residents - into this "backwoods" building. At that time Emlenton's commercial section was located along the river. Within a few years disastrous fires drove Water Street businesses up to join Allebach along the newly emerging Main Street.
 
Erected by Oil Heritage Region.
 
Location. 41° 10.634′ N, 79° 42.595′ W. Marker is in Emlenton, Pennsylvania, in Venango County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street and 6th Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Emlenton PA 16373, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Emlenton At Leisure (within shouting distance of this marker); Arthur W. Phillips - Physician / Humanitarian (within shouting distance of this marker); The Crawford Family (within shouting distance of this marker); Education - A Local Priority (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Railroad Supplies The Area's Needs (about 400 feet away); H.B. Mitchell - An Emlenton Success Story
West Main Street Development Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
2. West Main Street Development Marker
left photo
(about 400 feet away); James Bennett - Premier Entrepeneur (about 400 feet away); The Emlenton Bridge (about 600 feet away). Click for a list of all markers in Emlenton.
 
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West Main Street Development Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
3. West Main Street Development Marker
bottom center photo
Main Street had been paved and business was brisk. This view looking east shows the Allenbach house (later Lynn and King law office) and the jewelry store.
West Main Street Development Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
4. West Main Street Development Marker
upper right photo
Main Street, circa 1912, with Flynn Woolen Mill at the far end of town. Many of the structures pictured here have survived.
West Main Street Development Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 12, 2014
5. West Main Street Development Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 268 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on , by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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