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Metamora in Franklin County, Indiana — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

Canal Front Dry Goods Store

 
 
Canal Front Dry Goods Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
1. Canal Front Dry Goods Store Marker
Inscription.  Two story frame of Federal style. Built by Jonathan Banes in 1848.

First known as the firm of Jenks Banes & Calvin Jones.

Harry & Alvin Blacklidge 1852-57
Mahlon & Milton Gordon 1857-92
Wm. N. Gordon started banking business in west half 1910. Later relocating across the canal. East half was Caroline Gordons Candle Shop. Back addition was an old icehouse. Upstairs was Community Hall for dancing, roller skating and yearly traveling medicine show.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1848.
 
Location. 39° 26.797′ N, 85° 8.101′ W. Marker is in Metamora, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is on Pennington Road (Main Street) west of Bridge Street, on the left when traveling west. Located in the South side of Metamora - over the Canal and to the West. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Metamora IN 47030, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Odd Fellows Hall (here, next to this marker); Jonathan Banes House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Meat Market
Full View - - Canal Front Dry Goods Store & Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
2. Full View - - Canal Front Dry Goods Store & Marker
The marker can be seen, (click photo to see the details), to the left in the photo. The marker is just right of the left entry door - to the Dry Goods Store.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Farmers Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); Jenks and Martindale Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); Water Wheel & Lock #25 (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Metamora Masonic Lodge (about 300 feet away); Christian Thorpe House (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metamora.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Metamora, Indiana 1838 Canal Town. Town website (Submitted on July 20, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 15, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 20, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 393 times since then and 2 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 20, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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