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Milton in Sussex County, Delaware — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Carey Storehouse

 
 
Carey Storehouse Marker image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
1. Carey Storehouse Marker
Inscription. Believed to have been constructed circa 1830 by Joseph Carey, this is the oldest surviving commercial building in Milton. It was one of many such mercantile establishments that were located in the town during the economic boom years of the 19th century that resulted from the expansion of shipbuilding and maritime commerce. After his death in 1834, Joseph was succeeded in business by his son Robert Hood Carey, who operated a popular ‘general store’ at this location for many years before leasing the building to others. A meeting place for residents and visitors alike, this was one of the social centers of the community. The Carey heirs maintained ownership of the site well into the 20th century. The property was purchased by the King family in 1972 and gained fame with later generations as the original home of King’s Homemade Ice Cream. The Carey Storehouse was listed in the National Register of Historic Places in 1982 as a part of the Milton Historic District.
 
Erected 2006 by The Delaware Public Archives. (Marker Number SC-208.)
 
Location. 38° 46.8′ N, 75° 18.735′ W. Marker is in Milton, Delaware, in Sussex County. Marker is on Union Street (Delaware Route 5) near Broad Street, on the right when traveling
Carey Storehouse Marker,(r), corner of Union Street and Broad Street image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
2. Carey Storehouse Marker,(r), corner of Union Street and Broad Street
south. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 302 Union Street, Milton DE 19968, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Milton Museum (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Governor David Hazzard (about 600 feet away); Governor Samuel Paynter (about 700 feet away); Ships and Men (about 700 feet away); Shipbuilding on the Broadkill (about 700 feet away); Milton Public Library (about 800 feet away); Governor Joseph Maull (approx. 0.2 miles away); The Holly Industry (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Milton.
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
Carey Storehouse Marker, looking south on Union Street (State Route 5) image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
3. Carey Storehouse Marker, looking south on Union Street (State Route 5)
Carey Storehouse King's Ice Cream Shop with Marker today image. Click for full size.
By Mike Stroud, October 12, 2010
4. Carey Storehouse King's Ice Cream Shop with Marker today
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on November 12, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina. This page has been viewed 359 times since then and 34 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on November 14, 2010, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
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