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Mardela Springs in Wicomico County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Brattan-Taylor-Calloway Store

Barren Creek Springs Village

 
 
Brattan-Taylor-Calloway Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 14, 2022
1. Brattan-Taylor-Calloway Store Marker
Inscription.  This store was built by Joshua Brattan before 1838 and at that time was just one story, measuring 16' × 22'. Unlike most buildings in town it was built with a basement. In 1850 it was purchased by Thomas Taylor who had worked at a clerk in the store. Taylor went on to serve the town as a teacher, surveyor, politician, hotel manager and a ship builder. He also served as Post Master of the post office that was located in the store. After his death the store was bought and operated by S.A. Calloway & later was operated by Calloway's daughter & son-in-law, Mary and Roe Elliott. Over the years, living quarters and a second story were added. In the early 1900s a sewing factory operated on the second floor the grocery store has been carefully preserved and partially restored. The building was moved to this site in the 1990s.
 
Erected by Westside Historical Society. (Marker Number 3.)
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: CommunicationsIndustry & Commerce.
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In addition, it is included in the Maryland, Mardela Springs, Barren Creek Springs Village, and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 38° 27.702′ N, 75° 45.302′ W. Marker is in Mardela Springs, Maryland, in Wicomico County. Marker is on Bratten Street just south of Railroad Street, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 106 Bratten St, Mardela Springs MD 21837, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Livery Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Young's Purchase Home (within shouting distance of this marker); Gravenor-English School (within shouting distance of this marker); Young's Purchase Farmhouse (within shouting distance of this marker); BC&A Railroad Freight Depot (within shouting distance of this marker); The Doctor's Office (within shouting distance of this marker); Lodge Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Memorial Building (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mardela Springs.
 
Additional commentary.
1. Spelling of Brattan
The name for the individual who built the store is Brattan,
The Brattan-Taylor-Calloway Store image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones (CC0), January 14, 2022
2. The Brattan-Taylor-Calloway Store
although the street's name is spelled Bratten.
    — Submitted January 15, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on January 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on January 15, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia. This page has been viewed 106 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on January 15, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.

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