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Towanda in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Creamery

36 River St.

 
 
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Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
1. The Creamery Marker
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This solidly built multi-story brick Italianate style building has a hipped roof; a stained glass window on the west side; and arched brick surrounds. This River Street building just south of the former American Hotel has a varied history. It was erected about 1890 as a depot for Stegmaier Brewing Co. of Wilkes-Barre and deliveries were made from here by horse drawn wagons. Q.A. Kline, who had been a railroader, supervised construction of the building and then served as manager for many years. He died in 1918 and with the coming of prohibition the beer depot died too.

For a time the building remained empty but a Towanda directory shows that the Dairymen's League was operating a receiving and distribution plant for milk in 1929.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features. A significant historical year for this entry is 1890.
 
Location. 41° 45.902′ N, 76° 26.523′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is on River Street/Merrill Parkway south of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map.

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Marker is at or near this postal address: 36 River Street, Towanda PA 18848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. American Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Towanda River Bridges (a few steps from this marker); 1922 Train Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Train Station (within shouting distance of this marker); The Keystone Theatre (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Citizens National Bank Building (about 400 feet away); Frost's Furniture Factory (about 500 feet away); Naming of Towanda (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Also see . . .  Towanda Borough Historic District. (Submitted on November 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
The Creamery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
2. The Creamery and Marker
The Creamery and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
3. The Creamery and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2017. It was originally submitted on November 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 312 times since then and 33 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.

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