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Tailor's Shop Addition and Well after 1766

 
 
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By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
1. Tailor's Shop Addition and Well after 1766 Marker
Inscription. In the floor of the cellar of this addition to the 1764 Tailor's Shop, a depression was found containing the remains of a small wooden box. A drain leading to the box indicates that water collected in the box and that it was probably used to cool milk in the cellar. Iron needles and pins from the 18th-century found in the cellar gave further evidence of the tailor's presence.

"By noon the snow had melted. Br. Stauber with his wife and four children... came from Friedberg with two wagons, and moved into the former tailor house."
Bethabara Diary, March 3, 1772
 
Location. 36° 9.36′ N, 80° 17.89′ W. Marker is in Oldtown, North Carolina, in Forsyth County. Marker can be reached from Bethabara Road, on the right when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Winston Salem NC 27106, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Tailor's Shop 1764 (a few steps from this marker); Mill-Wright's House 1762 (within shouting distance of this marker); Congregation Store Addition after 1766 (within shouting distance of this marker); Smith's House 1762 (within shouting distance of this marker); Smithy and Christ Pottery 1759
Tailor's Shop Addition and Well after 1766 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
2. Tailor's Shop Addition and Well after 1766 Marker
(within shouting distance of this marker); Community and Medical Gardens (within shouting distance of this marker); Palisade Fort (within shouting distance of this marker); Congregation Store 1759 & 1764 (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Oldtown.
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers
 
Tailor's Shop Addition and Well after 1766 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael C. Wilcox, February 22, 2012
3. Tailor's Shop Addition and Well after 1766 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on March 13, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. This page has been viewed 239 times since then and 15 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on March 13, 2012, by Michael C. Wilcox of Winston-Salem, North Carolina. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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