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Marceline in Linn County, Missouri — The American Midwest (Upper Plains)
 

Zurchers

 
 
Zurchers Marker image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 18, 2010
1. Zurchers Marker
Inscription. The Coca-Cola building on Main Street USA at Disneyland is modeled after the Zurcher Building you see here. Built in 1892, Zurcher Jewelers occupied this site from 1903 to 1973. In the Knights of Pythias hall, located in the second story, Elias Disney held an oyster dinner for local apple growers. He had hopes of organizing them into a local union, but was unable to garner their support. Nevertheless, they happily ate the oysters. In 1918 apartments were added to the back of the building. In 2002 these apartments were lost due to fire. After clearing the debris the Coca-Cola sign Walt would have remembered was revealed. We now know why this building was the Coca-Cola building to Walt.
 
Location. 39° 42.915′ N, 92° 57.041′ W. Marker is in Marceline, Missouri, in Linn County. Marker is at the intersection of North Main Street and West Ritchie Ave, on the right when traveling south on North Main Street. Touch for map. Main St is also known as Kansas Ave. Marker is at or near this postal address: 123 North Main Street, Marceline MO 64658, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Confectionery (a few steps from this marker); Main Street USA (within shouting distance of this marker); Allen Hotel
Zurcher Building image. Click for full size.
By Duane Hall, July 18, 2010
2. Zurcher Building
(within shouting distance of this marker); Uptown Theater (within shouting distance of this marker); World Wars Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); Walt Disney Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Santa Fe 2546 (about 400 feet away); Disneyland's Midget Autopia (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Marceline.
 
More about this marker. Marker is affixed to the southeast wall of the Zurcher building.
 
Categories. Notable Buildings
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on December 26, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. This page has been viewed 208 times since then and 23 times this year. Last updated on January 6, 2013, by Keith S Smith of West Chester, Pennsylvania. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on December 26, 2012, by Duane Hall of Abilene, Texas. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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