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Northville in Fulton County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

James A. Cole Block

1885

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, August 14, 2019
1. James A. Cole Block Marker
Inscription.  Mr. Cole built this brick building for an investment, renting it out to local businesses. It is now owned by the Fish House Lodge No. 298.

Resseguie and Wilson (and then Partridge) Hardware was one of the first businesses in the Cole Block.

The fire house occupied the south side of the Cole Block from late 1920s to 1958.

These are some enterprises that occupied the Cole Block (all 3 floors were used):
Resseguie and Wilson • Resseguie and Partridge • Broadalbin Electric & Power Co. • James Van Ness Law Office • Isaac Bowman Photo Studio • Frank Chequer's Barber Shop • Baptist Church met there after their church burned and a new one built. • A & P Store managed by E.M. Alter • Village and Town Offices • Community Medical Center (Dr. Larry Gruet) • Fire Department & an eight-foot square iron cage with 4 bunks that served as the village lockup (Jail) • Junquera's Laundromat • The Candy Shop • William Bass Law Office • Improved Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) • Fish House Lodge No. 298 (Masons) • Village Cafι Pizzeria • Wellness in Motion (Physical Therapy) Dr. H. Halloran
*There may be others that are not included
Marker detail: Cole Building image. Click for full size.
2. Marker detail: Cole Building
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Erected by Northville-Northampton Historical Society. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 13.527′ N, 74° 10.29′ W. Marker is in Northville, New York, in Fulton County. Marker is on South Main Street south of Bridge Street, on the left when traveling south. Marker is mounted at eye-level, directly on the subject building, on the center door, facing Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 168 South Main Street, Northville NY 12134, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Fry Block (a few steps from this marker); 5 & 10 Cent Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Northville War Memorial (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Lee Anibal's Law Office (about 600 feet away); William F. Barker House (about 600 feet away); Chimney Swifts of Northville, New York (approx. 0.2 miles away); History of Ray Hubbell (approx. 0.3 miles away); Early Settler (approx. 0.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northville.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker. Northville Historical Walking Tour
 
Also see . . .  Northville Historical Walking Tour. The first permanent settlement
Marker detail: James A. Cole image. Click for full size.
3. Marker detail: James A. Cole
took place in the late 1780’s. Main Street was surveyed and laid out in 1797. In 1807 only six families lived along Main Street. The village was incorporated in 1873. During the latter half of the nineteenth century, the lumber industry created a boomtown with milling, cooperage, tanning and woodenware industries. (Submitted on April 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 
 
Marker detail: I.O.O.F. • “Improved Order of Odd Men” image. Click for full size.
4. Marker detail: I.O.O.F. • “Improved Order of Odd Men”
James A. Cole Block Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, August 14, 2019
5. James A. Cole Block Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on April 6, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1. submitted on April 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.   2, 3, 4, 5. submitted on April 6, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.
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