Fish – Hiatt Building
In 1899 James F. Houk purchased the building and operated as Houk & Sons General store until they sold the building to Jesse Fish in 1902.
Jesse’s son, Jones P. Fish moved the business into a temporary building so that the Elkin Building could be replaced with the masonry stone building you see now. It opened as J. Fish in 1906. The main entrance was originally the door opening to Church Street. If you look closely at the pavement outside this door, you can still see the fish imprints in the sidewalk which marked the main entrance for shoppers. The concrete blocks were created on site by C. Shipp from Corbin, and the masonry work was completed by John H. Ramsey. In March 1909, A.J. Fish had a glass front installed and changed the entry to face Main Street. The Signal reported that Fritz Krueger began excavating for the new building for J. Fish and W.L. Richards also in 1909. We
Erected by City of Mount Vernon Kentucky.
Location. 37° 21.184′ N, 84° 20.329′ W. Marker is in Mount Vernon, Kentucky, in Rockcastle County. Marker is at the intersection of East Main Street and Church Street, on the left when traveling west on East Main Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Mount Vernon KY 40456, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Cox Building History (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockcastle Co. War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Rockcastle County, 1810 (within shouting distance of this marker); Col. James Maret (1855- 1936) (within shouting distance of this marker); Boone Way (within shouting distance Grand Army of the Republic (GAR) (within shouting distance of this marker); PFC David M. Smith / Medal of Honor Winner (approx. 7.3 miles away); Sambrook Hotel (approx. 7.6 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Mount Vernon.
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