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Ellicott City in Howard County, Maryland — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Hunt's General Store & Millinery Shop

Ca 1840

 
 
Hunt's General Store & Millinery Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 16, 2015
1. Hunt's General Store & Millinery Shop Marker
Inscription. Three homes, built in simple cut stone and frame style, on lots purchased in the 1834 lottery. In the 1840's the Hunt siblings used the lower sections as a millinery shop and dry goods/grocery story, using the large display window. Later uses: a bar, pool hall, taxi stand. Cacao Lane Restaurant opened in 1974 after Hurricane Agnes Flood.
 
Erected 2015 by Historic Ellicott City, Inc.
 
Location. 39° 16.055′ N, 76° 47.756′ W. Marker is in Ellicott City, Maryland, in Howard County. Marker is on Main Street near Tiber Alley, on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8066 Main Street, Ellicott City MD 21043, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Williams House (within shouting distance of this marker); Second Patapsco Bank Building (within shouting distance of this marker); The Patapsco National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The Phoenix Emporium (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Stone Tavern House (within shouting distance of this marker); B&O Railroad Station
Hunt's General Store & Millinery Shop Marker image. Click for full size.
By Andrew Ruppenstein, August 16, 2015
2. Hunt's General Store & Millinery Shop Marker
One of the finest examples of Ellicott City's stone architecture, it is one of the most successful restoration projects in Ellicott City, retaining the old display windows of Thomas Hunt's store and utilizing them for additional table space. The Cacao Lane Restaurant adds both charm and grace as well as attracting tourist dollars to Ellicott City. - Maryland State Archives Statement of Significance
(within shouting distance of this marker); Road Versus Rails (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Odd Fellows Lodge (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ellicott City.
 
Also see . . .  Maryland State Archives Record for the Hunt's General Store & Millinery Shop. (Submitted on August 20, 2015.)
 
Categories. Industry & Commerce
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on August 20, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California. This page has been viewed 232 times since then and 46 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on August 20, 2015, by Andrew Ruppenstein of Sacramento, California.
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