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Springboro in Warren County, Ohio — The American Midwest (Great Lakes)
 

M. & J. Wright General Merchandise

Circa 1854

 
 
M. & J. Wright General Merchandise Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
1. M. & J. Wright General Merchandise Marker
Inscription. This building was built as a general store for Mahlon and Josiah Wright, sons of the village founder, Jonathan Wright. The building originally had a shed roof extending out over the street to protect customers from the weather. A large stepping stone for use by customers as they stepped down from their horse-drawn buggies and wagons still remains near the street today. Members of the Wright family operated the general store until 1895. It was then sold to William Siegfried who continued to operate a general store until 1930. The building was then sold to the Springboro Grange, a fraternal association of farmers, and served as their meeting hall until 1989.
 
Erected by Old Springboro.
 
Location. 39° 33.227′ N, 84° 14.007′ W. Marker is in Springboro, Ohio, in Warren County. Marker is on Main Street (Ohio Route 741), on the right when traveling south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 245 S. Main Street, Springboro OH 45066, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Jonah Thomas Shop (within shouting distance of this marker); Joseph Stanton House (within shouting distance of this marker); Jack Decker House
M. & J. Wright General Merchandise Building image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
2. M. & J. Wright General Merchandise Building
(within shouting distance of this marker); Town Hall, Jail, and Fire Station (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Jonathan Wright Homestead (about 400 feet away); "Squatter's House" (about 400 feet away); The Lyceum (about 400 feet away); Springboro Area Underground Railroad (about 500 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Springboro.
 
Categories. AgricultureIndustry & Commerce
 
Old Springboro Sign image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., November 1, 2008
3. Old Springboro Sign
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 21, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 836 times since then and 25 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 21, 2008, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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