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Washington in Franklin County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Bleckman Building

1888

 
 
Bleckman Building Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 6, 2018
1. Bleckman Building Marker
Inscription.  
Johann "Friedrich" Bleckmann built his first blacksmith shop in 1834. His son Fritz and grandson Henry J. built the eastern part of this building in 1888.

"Bleckman's" is the oldest business in Washington.
 
Erected 2013 by City of Washington, Missouri. (Marker Number 31.)
 
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 1834.
 
Location. 38° 33.691′ N, 91° 0.867′ W. Marker is in Washington, Missouri, in Franklin County. Marker is on West Main Street east of Pine Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 405 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. Hibbeler Building (within shouting distance of this marker); Bleckman Furniture & Undertaker (within shouting distance of this marker); St. Francis Borgia Church (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 1935 St. Francis Borgia School Building

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(about 300 feet away); 1891 St. Francis Borgia School Building (about 300 feet away); Missouri Meerschaum Company (about 300 feet away); Notre Dame Hall (about 300 feet away); Church, Rectory, and Jesuit Hall (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Washington.
 
Bleckman Building image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), October 6, 2018
2. Bleckman Building
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on March 9, 2021. It was originally submitted on October 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 177 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 8, 2018, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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