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Mount Pleasant in Hunterdon County, New Jersey — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)

Mount Pleasant General Store

Mount Pleasant General Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, October 20, 2010
1. Mount Pleasant General Store Marker
Inscription.  This property, comprising the Mount Pleasant General Store and a smokehouse at the rear, is on the National and State Registers. The smokehouse was constructed in the early 1830's, and the store was erected around 1840. Both were built by the Warne family, owners of the mill across Rick Road. With increased trade after the Delaware Canal opened in 1832, the smokehouse was used to process meat for sale to downriver markets. The General Store - with its Greek Revival facade resembling a 4th century B.C. temple, a form that reflects reverence for the mid 19th century commercial and industrial advances that brought prosperity to the village and connected its inhabitants to the region's broader cash economy - was an important locale in which villagers could meet and learn about developments further afield; it also served as a Post Office. The General Store, the adjacent mill, and a dance hall once located across the street formed a center of village life. However, with the advent of long-line railroads later in the 19th century, the fortunes of Mount Pleasant declined. The store fell into increasing disrepair in the late 20th century, finally ceasing
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to operate in 1998. It was restored to its current condition in 2000.
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: ArchitectureCommunicationsIndustry & CommerceWaterways & Vessels. In addition, it is included in the Delaware Canal (AKA Delaware Division of the Pennsylvania Canal), and the Postal Mail and Philately series lists. A significant historical year for this entry is 1840.
Location. 40° 34.813′ N, 75° 3.043′ W. Marker is in Mount Pleasant, New Jersey, in Hunterdon County. Marker is at the intersection of Little York - Mt. Pleasant Road (County Route 519) and Rick Road, on the right when traveling north on Little York - Mt. Pleasant Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Milford NJ 08848, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Alexandria Presbyterian Church (approx. 0.3 miles away); Mount Pleasant (approx. 0.7 miles away); Everittstown (approx. 1˝ miles away); a different marker also named Everittstown (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Convention Army (approx. 1.8 miles away); Little York (approx. 2.3 miles away); Milford World War I Veterans Monument (approx. 2.4 miles away); Milford (approx. 2˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Pleasant.
Mount Pleasant General Store image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Alan Edelson, October 20, 2010
2. Mount Pleasant General Store
Plaque is on the left side of the door
Credits. This page was last revised on December 28, 2020. It was originally submitted on October 20, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. This page has been viewed 851 times since then and 72 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on October 20, 2010, by Alan Edelson of Union Twsp., New Jersey. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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