General Mercantile Store

General Mercantile Store

General Mercantile Store

Reconstruction of this mid 19th-century building was completed in 1995 after it had been moved from the village of Fredericksburg in 1994. It recreates the atmosphere of a turn-of-the-century general store which has now passed from the rural scene.

This image shows that there were originally three interconnected buildings that made up the general store when it stood in Fredericksburg, Ohio.

This image shows that there were originally three interconnected buildings that made up the general store when it stood in Fredericksburg, Ohio. However, the section on the far left, that once held McCormick’s Hardware Store was the victim of arson by McCormick himself, to collect the fire insurance money in the early 1900s.

Also located within the country store is a recreation of an early 20th-century ladies dress shop where vintage fashions at their finest can be seen in seasonally-changing exhibits. The Society holds an outstanding collection of early textiles, with some pieces dating back to the 18th century.

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