Cyrus Smith built and opened a general store here in 1871. The Smith family lived upstairs and in the little wing on the east side of the building. Later, it housed the Fowler and Fancher General Store. From 1920 to 1964, Burch and Alma Newlon operated it as Newlon’s General Store. It nearly caught fire in 1927 when the hotel next door burned down. The porch was torn off by a car on May 23, 1992. It was replaced, and an apartment was renovated on the 2nd floor by Barbara Freeman who operated BJ’s Bouquets on the first floor for more than 20 years before retiring in 2013.

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