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Troy in Oakland County, Michigan — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

General Store

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General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 7, 2022
1. General Store Marker
Inscription.  Residents gossiped, picked up their mail and bought dry goods, live chickens, and interurban tickets in the general store located at Troy Corners along Livernois at Square Lake Road. The Detroit United Railway or interurban line from Detroit stopped at Troy Corners. Interurban cars transported farm produce and milk to markets. Local residents like George Maitrott, Jessie Aspinwall, and Rev. Balgooyan, pictured here, hopped aboard interurban cars for a quick trip to Royal Oak or a full day of shopping in Detroit.
 
Erected by Troy Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars.
 
Location. 42° 34.688′ N, 83° 8.981′ W. Marker is in Troy, Michigan, in Oakland County. Marker is on West Wattles Road west of Livernois Road, on the right when traveling west. Marker is located in the Troy Historic Village. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 60 West Wattles Road, Troy MI 48098, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Print Shop (a few steps from this marker); Poppleton School
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(a few steps from this marker); Wagon Shop (a few steps from this marker); Town Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Caswell House (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Troy Church (within shouting distance of this marker); Parsonage (within shouting distance of this marker); Township Hall (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Troy.
 
Also see . . .  General Store. Page on the Troy Historic Village website that gives a brief history of Edward Peck's general store, built in 1832 and torn down in 1963, which this building represents. The store was located at the northeast corner of Livernois Road at Square Lake Road, about 2 miles north of Troy Historic Village. (Submitted on June 15, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.) 
 
General Store and Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Joel Seewald, June 7, 2022
2. General Store and Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 15, 2022. It was originally submitted on June 15, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan. This page has been viewed 77 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 15, 2022, by Joel Seewald of Madison Heights, Michigan.

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Jun. 20, 2024