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Tangier in Accomack County, Virginia — The American South (Mid-Atlantic)
 

J.E. Wallace & Co. Store

 
 
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By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2017
1. J.E. Wallace & Co. Store Marker
Inscription. John Wallace (1855-1926) moved to Tangier in the 1870's. The J.E. Wallace & Co. Store was on the corner of Wallace Road and West Ridge, facing Wallace Road. It sold groceries, general merchandise, and coffins, as Wallace also worked as an undertaker. In the store was the Wallacedale Theater.

Wallace himself lived across the street at 16550 West Ridge. His grave is behind the mobile home now at that address.

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J.E. Wallace & Co. Store and Coffin House - God's Island, 1999
The John E. Wallace House, 16550 West Ridge, no longer standing - God's Island, 1999
 
Erected by Tangier History Museum & Interpretive Cultural Center.
 
Location. 37° 49.52′ N, 75° 59.715′ W. Marker is in Tangier, Virginia, in Accomack County. Marker is at the intersection of West Ridge Road and Wallace Road, on the right when traveling north on West Ridge Road. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Tangier VA 23440, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The John Thomas House (a few steps from this marker); Doctor's Bungalow (within shouting distance of this marker); The Sydney Wallace House
J.E. Wallace & Co. Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bernard Fisher, August 13, 2017
2. J.E. Wallace & Co. Store Marker
(about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Emily Pruitt House (about 500 feet away); The Amanda Wallace Pruitt House (about 600 feet away); The Peter Dise House (approx. 0.2 miles away); Joshua Thomas Lane (approx. 0.2 miles away); First Mobile Home (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Tangier.
 
Also see . . .  Tangier History Museum and Interpretive Cultural Center. (Submitted on August 14, 2017.)
 
Categories. EntertainmentIndustry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 14, 2017. This page originally submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia. This page has been viewed 55 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 14, 2017, by Bernard Fisher of Mechanicsville, Virginia.
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