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

Van Camp's Store

 
 
Van Camp's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
1. Van Camp's Store Marker
Inscription.  This building was built in the 1850's. Mr. Van Camp housed his drug store here, which had the front blown out by a gasoline explosion in 1851. His Mother and himself perished in this tragedy. The building on either side of this were all part of one lot. All buildings were built one to another.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & SettlersWaterways & Vessels. A significant historical year for this entry is 1851.
 
Location. 39° 26.787′ N, 85° 8.027′ W. Marker is in Metamora, Indiana, in Franklin County. Marker is on Main Street (a.k.a. Pennington Road) east of Bridge Street, on the right when traveling east. Located on the South side of Metamora. Go over the bridge (Bridge Street - extension of Columbia Street), the building and marker are just to your left in front of you. 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. Metamora Masonic Lodge (here, next to this marker); The Confectionary (a few steps from this marker); Martindale Hotel (a few steps from this marker); Old Cobbler's Shop
Wide View - - Van Camp's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Courtesy:: Marilyn S. Wolf, July 17, 2011
2. Wide View - - Van Camp's Store Marker
The marker can be seen below the left front window of the store front now called "Anne's" - - to the left in this photo.
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(within shouting distance of this marker); Jenks and Martindale Grocery (within shouting distance of this marker); Stable (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Faulkner-Pierce Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Jackson Meat Market (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Metamora.
 
Also see . . .  Historic Metamora, Indiana 1838 Canal Town. (Submitted on December 7, 2020, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York.)
 
Van Camp's Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By TeamOHE, September 21, 2019
3. Van Camp's Store Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on December 7, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 22, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana. This page has been viewed 486 times since then and 7 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 22, 2011, by Al Wolf of Veedersburg, Indiana.   3. submitted on December 7, 2020, by TeamOHE of Wauseon, Ohio. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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