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Millbrook in Dutchess County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

“Downstreet”

The Museum in the Streets

 
 
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By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
1. “Downstreet” Marker
Inscription.  
“Downstreet”
The intersection at this stoplight has been an important crossroads for generations, known colloquially to villagers as "downstreet." J.B. McQuaig, an Irish immigrant, ran the general store pictured here for much of the first half of the 20th century. His wares included newspapers, magazines, candy, cigars, tobacco, and products from SOCONY (Standard Oil Company of New York). From 1947 to 1999, John and Marilyn Kading ran the Corner News store here, the heartbeat of the community. The building across Church Street once housed Velletri's tailor shop, but in 1920 it became Carmine Nardone's ice cream store. For more than 70 years, schoolchildren considered it their unofficial meeting place. Many fondly recall when a scoop of ice cream cost 5 cents, and a banana split 10 cents.

Centro Citta”
La intersezione a questo semaforo è stata un importante incrocio per generazioni, conosciuta dagli abitanti come "downstreet." J. B. McQuaig, un immigrante irlandese gestiva il negozio nella fotografia. Nel 1932 le merci vendute includevano giornali, riviste, dol- ciumi, sigari, tabacco, e prodotti di
“Downstreet” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
2. “Downstreet” Marker
SOCONY (Standard Oil Company of New York). Quindi diventòl Corner News di John e Marilyn Kading, una fiorente attività dal 1947 al 1999, e centro nevralgico del paese. L'edificio di fronte Church Street una volta ospitava la sartoria di Velletri, ma nel 1920 diventò la gelateria di Carmine Nardone. Per più di 70 anni gli studenti lo considerarono il loro punto d'incontro. Molti ricordano con nostalgia quando una pallina di gelato costava 5 centesimi ed una banana split dieci. (Marker Number 15.)
 
Location. 41° 47.118′ N, 73° 41.648′ W. Marker is in Millbrook, New York, in Dutchess County. Marker is at the intersection of Franklin Avenue and Church Street, on the left when traveling east on Franklin Avenue. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Millbrook NY 12545, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Great Fire of 1916 (within shouting distance of this marker); “Perfect Service and Perfect Food” (within shouting distance of this marker); In Stock and For Sale (within shouting distance of this marker); “Aren’t We Dressed Up Fine?” (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Strike Up the Band! (about 300 feet away); Life’s Little Pleasures (about 400 feet away); “Rough Stonework a Specialty”
The intersection of Franklin Avenue and Church Street image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
3. The intersection of Franklin Avenue and Church Street
(about 500 feet away); “Gandy Dancers” (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Millbrook.
 
Also see . . .  Village of Milbrook. (Submitted on September 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
“Downstreet” Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, September 8, 2019
4. “Downstreet” Marker
 

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Credits. This page was last revised on September 25, 2019. This page originally submitted on September 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 46 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 25, 2019, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.
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