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Metamora in Franklin County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Old Cobbler's Shop

Old Post Office

 
 
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By TeamOHE, September 21, 2019
1. Old Cobbler's Shop Marker
Inscription.  Built for Gilbert C. Van Camp about 1854, by 1861 it was the business property of Jesse and Ezekiel Washburn, the second floor of this building was the workshop of Joseph Staub, a harness and saddle maker who in the 1880's advertised boots and shoes made to order, Linnie Banes succeeded Inez Gordon as postmistress in 1920 and moved the post office to the first floor of this building where it remained until construction of the new postal facility in 1967.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Postal Mail and Philately 📭 series list.
 
Location. 39° 26.8′ N, 85° 8.017′ W. Marker is in Metamora, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is at the intersection of Columbia Street and Pennington Road, on the right when traveling north on Columbia Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 19039 Lovers Ln, Metamora IN 47030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Old Faulkner-Pierce Drug Store (a few steps from this marker); The Confectionary (a few steps
Old Cobbler's Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 21, 2019
2. Old Cobbler's Shop Marker
from this marker); Martindale Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Van Camp's Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Metamora Masonic Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Jenks and Martindale Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); Blacksmith Shop And Cottage (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metamora.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2020. It was originally submitted on November 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. This page has been viewed 34 times since then and 3 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on November 13, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Devry Becker Jones was the editor who published this page.
 
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Feb. 26, 2021