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Hannibal in Marion County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Joshua Mitchell Building

 
 
Joshua Mitchell Building Marker image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2012
1. Joshua Mitchell Building Marker
Inscription.  

This building was constructed in 1836 by Joshua Mitchell. It was one of the first brick commercial store houses in Hannibal. Located on 2nd Street, now called Main St., the hub of commercial activity. It was purchased in 1844 by Zachariah Draper, leading citizen and friend of John M. Clemens. Most likely it served as one of the first land offices & bookstores in town.
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This property has been
placed on the
National Register
of Historic Places

by the United States
Department of the Interior

 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 39° 42.717′ N, 91° 21.431′ W. Marker is in Hannibal, Missouri, in Marion County. Marker is on Main Street north of Bird Street, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 322 North Main Street, Hannibal MO 63401, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. New Cash Store (here, next to this marker); Henry Collins Building
Joshua Mitchell Building image. Click for full size.
By Beverly Pfingsten, June 11, 2012
2. Joshua Mitchell Building
(here, next to this marker); Abner Nash Building (a few steps from this marker); McDaniel's Candy Store (a few steps from this marker); Grant's Drug Store (a few steps from this marker); Owsley's Mercantile (within shouting distance of this marker); a different marker also named Grant's Drug Store (within shouting distance of this marker); Tom Sawyer’s Fence (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Hannibal.
 
Regarding Joshua Mitchell Building. Building contributes to the Mark Twain National Register Historic District.
 
Also see . . .  Mark Twain Historic District National Register Nomination Form. (Submitted on September 20, 2020, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on September 20, 2020. It was originally submitted on August 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland. This page has been viewed 426 times since then and 40 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 27, 2012, by Bill Pfingsten of Bel Air, Maryland.
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