J.R. Jones General Store

Summary

James R. Jones was one of nine different proprietors who operated a general merchandise store in this building between 1857 and 1927. From 1882 to 1888, Jones sold products like coffee, sugar, fabric, and shoes. He also boasted the first telephone in town. General stores were organized shopping spaces. Long shelves with groupings of similar products lined each side.

James R. Jones was one of nine different proprietors who operated a general merchandise store in this building between 1857 and 1927. From 1882 to 1888, Jones sold products like coffee, sugar, fabric, and shoes. He also boasted the first telephone in town. General stores were organized shopping spaces. Long shelves with groupings of similar products lined each side.

Artifact

General store

Date Made

circa 1857

Subject Date

1882-1888

Creators

Huntoon, Horace, 1831-1897 

Huntoon, Phineas, 1827- 

Place of Creation

United States, Michigan, Waterford 

Creator Notes

Built circa 1857 in Waterford, Michigan, likely by brothers Horace and Phineas Huntoon.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Main Street District

Object ID

27.302.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Glass (Material)

Color

Brown

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