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Main's Ice Cream Factory

 
 
Main's Ice Cream Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 17, 2017
1. Main's Ice Cream Factory Marker
Inscription.  This lot began as a log structure blacksmith shop owned by Thomas Powell in the early 1800's. In 1882, Calvin Coblentz and Millard Cook took, ownership, adding the Coblentz and Cook Meat Market to the existing structure. In 1899, the blacksmith shop was converted to a confectionery. In 1911 the lot was purchased by CF Main, who relocated his meat market from the north side of main street. Brick additions were added in 1922, and a state of the art ice cream factory and shop opened, remaining in operation until 1969. In 2005, renovation of the building began with aid from the National Historic Trust and in 2007 The Main Cup Restaurant opened.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 39° 26.627′ N, 77° 32.756′ W. Marker is in Middletown, Maryland, in Frederick County. Marker can be reached from West Main Street / Old National Pike (Alternate U.S. 40). Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 14 West Main Street, Middletown MD 21769, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Clovinger House (a few steps from this marker); 8 West Main Street
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(a few steps from this marker); 13 West Main Street (a few steps from this marker); Valley Savings Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Coblentz-Long Building (within shouting distance of this marker); 31 West Main Street (within shouting distance of this marker); Middletown (within shouting distance of this marker); The Arnett Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Middletown.
 
Main's Ice Cream Factory Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 17, 2017
2. Main's Ice Cream Factory Marker
The Main Cup<br>formerly Main's Ice Cream Factory image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, October 1, 2013
3. The Main Cup
formerly Main's Ice Cream Factory
Home of Main's Quality Ice Cream image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 17, 2017
4. Home of Main's Quality Ice Cream
Main's Quality Ice Cream - 99˘ image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 17, 2017
5. Main's Quality Ice Cream - 99˘
The Main Cup<br>Local flavor that perks image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Allen C. Browne, August 17, 2017
6. The Main Cup
Local flavor that perks
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 23, 2017. It was originally submitted on August 21, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. This page has been viewed 1,008 times since then and 103 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6. submitted on August 21, 2017, by Allen C. Browne of Silver Spring, Maryland. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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