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F.M. Kirby & Co. Store

 
 
F.M. Kirby & Co. Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2018
1. F.M. Kirby & Co. Store Marker
Inscription.

The F.M. Kirby & Co. Store,
founded in Wilkes-Barre on
September 10, 1884,
and later known as Woolworth's,
occupied this site until 1993.

F.M. Kirby helped to pioneer the
"Five and Dime," one of the great
innovations in American retailing.


 
Location. 41° 14.72′ N, 75° 52.983′ W. Marker is in Wilkes-Barre, Pennsylvania, in Luzerne County. Marker is on Main Street south of Public Square, on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 7 South Main Street, Wilkes Barre PA 18701, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Christopher Columbus (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Old Ship Zion Church Bell (about 300 feet away); Min L. Matheson (about 400 feet away); The Birthplace of HBO (about 400 feet away); America's First Jazz Festival (about 400 feet away); Birthplace of the AIME (about 400 feet away); The Fine Arts Fiesta (about 400 feet away); Public Square Park (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Wilkes-Barre.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .
1. Fred Morgan (F.M.) Kirby Death Notice (1940)
F.M. Kirby & Co. Store Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 2, 2018
2. F.M. Kirby & Co. Store Marker
On wall column, to left of tree
. (Submitted on May 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. About the F. M. Kirby Foundation. (Submitted on May 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
3. Fred Morgan Kirby at Wikipedia. (Submitted on May 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
4. Fred Morgan Kirby Bio at The Woolworths Museum (UK). (Submitted on May 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on May 6, 2018. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 33 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on May 6, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.
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