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Sharon Springs in Schoharie County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Lehman Block

Historic Main Street Tour

 
 
The Lehman Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2017
1. The Lehman Block Marker
Inscription.  
Eugene Lehman made exquisite violins and stringed instruments in this building for forty-two years. He was also a professional violinist and orchestra leader during the 1920's and 1930's. In a Wurlitzer exhibition of 1942, Mr. Lehman's violins were selected as the best, an honor that placed his instruments in the Wurlitzer stores. He operated a hardware store here as well, which had been started by his father. Born in 1886, Eugene Lehman died in 1974. The building has housed various businesses including an opera house, tinsmith, plumbing store, Speed Wash Laundromat, antiques, grocery, video rentals, cafés and gift shops. In 1999, the building, owned by the Lehnert family who lived upstairs, was the center of activity for upstreet with the popular establishments of the Rockville Café, Baby Jane's and the Finishing Touch gift shops.
 
Erected 1999 by The Sharon Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 47.38′ N, 74° 37.316′ W. Marker is in Sharon Springs, New York, in Schoharie County. Marker is on Main Street (New York
Marker detail: Eugene Lehman in his workshop and with one of his prized cellos image. Click for full size.
By Hansi Durlach
2. Marker detail: Eugene Lehman in his workshop and with one of his prized cellos
State Route 10) north of U.S. 20, on the left when traveling south. Marker is mounted waist-high on a post directly in front the Lehman Block building. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Sharon Springs NY 13459, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockville (a few steps from this marker); Historic Main Street Tour (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Main Street Tour (approx. 0.4 miles away); Town of Sharon (approx. 0.4 miles away); a different marker also named Historic Main Street Tour (approx. half a mile away); a different marker also named Historic Main Street Tour (approx. half a mile away); Chestnut Street Schoolhouse (approx. 0.6 miles away); The White Sulphur Spring (approx. 0.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sharon Springs.
 
Categories. Arts, Letters, MusicIndustry & Commerce
 
Marker detail: Planck's Store, 1936 image. Click for full size.
By Hansi Durlach
3. Marker detail: Planck's Store, 1936
Planck's Store was the center storefront in 1936. Pictured left to right are Avery Deluca, Charles Planck and son, Irving, behind counter.
The Lehman Block Marker (<i>tall view</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2017
4. The Lehman Block Marker (tall view)
The Lehman Block (<i>marker visible at bottom - left of center</i>) image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 13, 2017
5. The Lehman Block (marker visible at bottom - left of center)
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2018. This page originally submitted on April 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 100 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 24, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
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