This turn-of-the-century country store represents a once-familiar building type that is rapidly disappearing from the American landscape. Of frame, two stories tall with a slightly sloping roof behind a bracketed cornice, it is otherwise utterly plain. Its simple form followed a simple function: the display and merchandising of a variety of goods. Inside, walls and ceiling are tongue-and-groove boards, and wooden counters and shelves are still in place. The store remained in use until 1984. Now owned by the National Park Service, it is currently “mothballed,” but plans call for it eventually to be opened and interpreted.
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Prince Brothers General Store and Post Office
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