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The Thirkield Store

 
 
The Thirkield Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
1. The Thirkield Store Marker
Inscription.  Founded by John L. Thirkield in 1832

Occupied this corner from 1850 until 1979.

The Thirkield family owned and operated the store which prided itself on quality merchandise and good customer relations. Under the leadership of Eden B. Thirkield, the store prospered and grew.

Thirkield’s was one of the oldest department stores in the Midwest and was the oldest J-story building west of the Alleghenies.
 
Erected by Members of the Thirkield Family.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1832.
 
Location. 39° 33.583′ N, 84° 18.233′ W. Marker is in Franklin, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is on East 4th Street west of South Main Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Franklin OH 45005, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. VFW Post 7596 Veterans Memorial Mural (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Central School Bell (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); City of Franklin Veterans Park (about 400 feet
The Thirkield Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
2. The Thirkield Store Marker
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away); Franklin World War II Honor Roll (about 400 feet away); First Franklin Post Office (about 700 feet away); History Of Franklin (about 700 feet away); The Old Log Post Office (about 700 feet away); Preservation of Log Post Office (about 800 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Franklin.
 
The Thirkield Store Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Don Morfe, July 20, 2013
3. The Thirkield Store Marker
Mural on the wall.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on August 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. This page has been viewed 369 times since then and 31 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on August 14, 2013, by Don Morfe of Baltimore, Maryland. • Al Wolf was the editor who published this page.

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Sep. 28, 2022