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Watertown in Jefferson County, New York — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Frank Winfield Woolworth

1852 - 1919

 
 
Frank Winfield Woolworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2017
1. Frank Winfield Woolworth Marker
Inscription.

The founder of the

F. W. Woolworth Co.

began his retailing career
at this location in 1873.
After the experience with
the 5 counter here,
Frank W. Woolworth
established the first
5 and 10 stores.
This was the beginning of the

F. W. Woolworth Co.


 
Location. 43° 58.494′ N, 75° 54.661′ W. Marker is in Watertown, New York, in Jefferson County. Marker is at the intersection of Arsenal Street/Public Square (New York State Route 3/12) and Washington Street, on the left when traveling west on Arsenal Street/Public Square. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 11 Public Square, Watertown NY 13601, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Henry Keep Home (here, next to this marker); Civil War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Public Square Fountain (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Roswell Pettibone Flower (about 400 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 500 feet away); Early Settlers of Watertown (about 500 feet away); War Memorial (about 600 feet away); World War Memorial (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Watertown.
 
Also see . . .
Frank Winfield Woolworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2017
2. Frank Winfield Woolworth Marker
Marker on the right

1. Frank Winfield Woolworth: King of the Five-and-Dime. (Submitted on November 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. F. W. Woolworth Building (Watertown, New York). (Submitted on November 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. The Woolworths Museum: A potted history of F.W. Woolworth. (Submitted on November 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Frank Winfield Woolworth Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2017
3. Frank Winfield Woolworth Marker
On the former Woolworth Building
Woolworth Building Entrance Detail image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 10, 2017
4. Woolworth Building Entrance Detail
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on November 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 45 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 15, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   4. submitted on November 21, 2017, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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