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Towanda in Bradford County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frost's Furniture Factory

1865-1933

 
 
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By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
1. Frost's Furniture Factory Marker
Inscription.

J.O. Frost's Sons Furniture establishment first operated on Charles Street. Later their block-long factory located on River Street between Pine and Bridge Streets was the hub of Towanda economy until 1933. Chairs, tables, bedsteads and bureaus were popular products in the early days. Bedroom and dining room furniture with intricate carvings and turnings dominated later years. Frost Furniture was sold all over the country. Shortly after the Great Depression in 1930 Frost Furniture Factory ceased operations. Two of the firm's most valued employees, Elmer King and Anthony Barrett, formed a partnership. They opened a retail furniture store on the second floor of the building adjacent to the original Citizens National Bank. Later the firm known as Barrett & King moved to 103 Bridge St.
 
Location. 41° 45.979′ N, 76° 26.524′ W. Marker is in Towanda, Pennsylvania, in Bradford County. Marker is at the intersection of River Street/Merrill Parkway and Pine Street, on the right when traveling south on River Street/Merrill Parkway. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Towanda PA 18848, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Naming of Towanda (within shouting distance of this marker); First Presbyterian Church

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By William Fischer, Jr., October 23, 2017
2. Frost's Furniture Factory Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Courthouse Annex (within shouting distance of this marker); Bradford County Courthouse (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); World War I Memorial (about 400 feet away); Bradford County Soldiers & Sailors Monument (about 400 feet away); History of 312 Main St. (about 400 feet away); Masonic Building (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Towanda.
 
Also see . . .
1. Towanda Borough Historic District. (Submitted on November 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. James O. Frost Bio in 1891 County History. (Submitted on November 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
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3. Frost's Furniture Factory Historic Postcard
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 6, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 47 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 6, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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