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McConnellsburg in Fulton County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Changing Main Street

Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor

 
 
Changing Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
1. Changing Main Street Marker
Inscription.  Family-owned businesses on Main Street have evolved to meet changes in demand for products. Stoner's Novelty Store is a good example. Albert Stoner built this structure in 1899 as a tinsmith workshop and store. In the 1920s, his son Frank expanded the inventory to include bicycle parts and postcards of local attractions, reflecting a growth of interest in recreation and tourism. By the 1930s, motoring on the Lincoln Highway had become popular. In response, Stoner's began to sell Atlantic Richfield gasoline. In the 1960s, the inventory expanded again to include fine giftware.
 
Erected by Lincoln Highway Heritage Corridor.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRoads & Vehicles. In addition, it is included in the Lincoln Highway series list. A significant historical year for this entry is 1899.
 
Location. 39° 55.968′ N, 77° 59.976′ W. Marker is in McConnellsburg, Pennsylvania, in Fulton County. Marker is on Lincoln Way West, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or
Changing Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Devry Becker Jones, February 19, 2022
2. Changing Main Street Marker
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near this postal address: 110 Lincoln Way West, Mc Connellsburg PA 17233, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The McConnell House (a few steps from this marker); 105 Lincoln Way East (within shouting distance of this marker); 110 N First Street (within shouting distance of this marker); 119 North 2nd Street (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); 129 Lincoln Way West (about 300 feet away); 111 Lincoln Way East (about 300 feet away); 200 Lincoln Way West (about 400 feet away); 201 Lincoln Way West (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in McConnellsburg.
 
Stoner Building and Changing Main Street Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
3. Stoner Building and Changing Main Street Marker
This is a photo of the marker in context from prior to the subject building becoming Tickle Your Fancy Gifts & Tea.
National Register Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By William Fischer, Jr., May 21, 2009
4. National Register Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on February 20, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 820 times since then and 35 times this year. Photos:   1. submitted on June 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   2. submitted on February 20, 2022, by Devry Becker Jones of Washington, District of Columbia.   3, 4. submitted on June 2, 2009, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Kevin W. was the editor who published this page.

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Jun. 29, 2022