Commercial Row West
early - to mid - 19th century
1. W.S. Brandon General Merchandise
Last merchant was Dudley Brandon. The building was an early silent movie theater.
2. Lewis Walker Drugstore
Beautiful brown granite counters.
3. W.T. Oliver General Merchandise
Screened-off fresh meat section in back. Earlier part of the Foster estate.
4. Lex Motz General Merchandise
The building housed a WPA sewing operation during the Roosevelt administrations.
Erected by The Milton Preservation and Beautification Society.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Charity & Public Work • Industry & Commerce. In addition, it is included in the Former U.S. Presidents: #32 Franklin D. Roosevelt, and the Works Progress Administration (WPA) projects series lists.
Location. 36° 32.319′ N, 79° 12.281′ W. Marker is in Milton, North Carolina, in Caswell County. Marker is on Broad Street (State Highway 57) just east of Leas Street, on the right when traveling west
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Commercial Row East (here, next to this marker); Site of Milton Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Oliver House (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Friou-Hurdle House (about 300 feet away); Milton State Bank (about 300 feet away); Milton Batteaux, Boatmen, Hogsheads and Coopers (about 400 feet away); Thomas Day (about 500 feet away); Milton General Store (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
Credits. This page was last revised on April 25, 2021. It was originally submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 60 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on April 25, 2021, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.