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Smicksburg in Indiana County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

M.A. Stear Store

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
1. M.A. Stear Store Marker
Inscription.  While the exact date of construction of this building is uncertain, it dated from at least 1870 and was one of the most important commercial buildings in Smicksburg. While M. A. Stear is listed as the owner in 1871, the building served a succession of tenants whose various businesses included Lowe's Music Store and Daniel Fetters' barbershop, among other things. It also served as the post office during the last quarter of the 19th century. The building burned down on Christmas Eve, 1905 in a spectacular fire that threatened the entire town center.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 40° 52.217′ N, 79° 10.247′ W. Marker is in Smicksburg, Pennsylvania, in Indiana County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Kittanning Street (Pennsylvania Route 954) and Clarion Street. Located next to the Smicksburg Keystone Marker. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Smicksburg PA 16256, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 12 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Riethmiller's Store (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fort Mahoning (approx. 1.6 miles
M.A. Stear Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, November 5, 2011
2. M.A. Stear Store Marker
away); John S. Fisher (approx. 5.3 miles away); Linton Park (approx. 9.3 miles away); Edward Abbey (approx. 10 miles away); Charles J. Margiotti (approx. 10˝ miles away); Barclay Square (approx. 11.7 miles away); Fishbasket Indian Town (approx. 11.8 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Smicksburg.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on December 28, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 30 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 28, 2020, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
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