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Austin in Potter County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

The Louis Nuschke Store

1890-1970

 
 
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 23, 2015
1. The Louis Nuschke Store Marker
Inscription.  On this site a wood frame business was built by Louis Nuschke. A grand store for it's time, one could purchase anything from furniture, carpet, wall paper, hand painted china and jewelry as well as hardware items. When the dam broke in 1911 the Nuschke Store was swept away. Mr. Nuschke quickly rebuilt a new store of brick. Louis owned and operated his business until his death in 1923 when son Walter took over. In 1958 Robert Cooney purchased the business and operated it until 1969 when the old building was demolished to make room for Austin's new Main Street bridge.
 
Erected by The E.O. Austin Home / Historical Society.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1911.
 
Location. 41° 37.871′ N, 78° 5.422′ W. Marker is in Austin, Pennsylvania, in Potter County. Marker is at the intersection of Rugaber Street (Pennsylvania Route 872) and Main Street (Pennsylvania Route 607), on the right when traveling south on Rugaber Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Austin PA 16720, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker
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By Mike Wintermantel, May 23, 2015
2. The Louis Nuschke Store Marker
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, measured as the crow flies. The Goodyear Mill (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Bayless Pulp and Paper Mill (approx. 0.6 miles away); 78 Lost, No One Forgotten (approx. 1˝ miles away); Ms. Cora Brooks (approx. 1˝ miles away); History Of The Austin Dam And 1911 Flood (approx. 1˝ miles away); Austin Flood Disaster (approx. 1˝ miles away); Victims of Sept 30, 1911 Austin Flood (approx. 1˝ miles away); The Austin Dam Broke (approx. 1˝ miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Austin.
 
The Louis Nuschke Store image. Click for full size.
By Mike Wintermantel, May 23, 2015
3. The Louis Nuschke Store
Photo of store on top of marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on May 25, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 307 times since then and 6 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on May 25, 2015, by Mike Wintermantel of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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