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The Grothaus Building

c. 1866

 
 
The Grothaus Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 6, 2018
1. The Grothaus Building Marker
Inscription.  John D. Grothaus and John G. Droege operated a general merchandise store at this location from 1867 until Grothaus's death in 1876. The Grothaus family has since leased the property to various businesses.
 
Erected 2012 by City of Washington, Missouri. (Marker Number 25.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Missouri, City of Washington series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1866.
 
Location. 38° 33.625′ N, 91° 0.744′ W. Marker is in Washington, Missouri, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of West Main Street and Oak Street, on the right when traveling west on West Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 200 West Main Street, Washington MO 63090, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Frank Joerden Building (a few steps from this marker); Edward G. Busch Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bank of Washington (within shouting distance of this marker); Voss Bazaar
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Bertelsmann Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Henry Herkstroeter Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Mense Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Droege's Mercantile Food Store (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 30, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 34 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on October 6, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.
 
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