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November 14, 2019 / Joanne Yeck

New Store in Buckingham County: Part III

Plunkett-Meeks Store, restored.

Courtesy Appomattox Court House National Historical Park

 

Need to catch up? Click here: New Store in Buckingham County: Part I

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In her article entitled “New Store Important In the Events of ’65” written for The Daily Progress in 1959, historian Lulie Patteson shared a little known bit of history about New Store:

There is an interesting sequel to the New Store story. In the restoration plans at old Appomattox, the Meeks store across from the McLean house was still standing, but long ignored and emptied of its furnishings of more than 100 years ago. As the restoration progressed, a search was made for an old store had its furnishings intact such a counters.

New Store was found and provided a rich contribution and furnishings typical of the 1865 period. These furnishings are now housed in the Meeks store and the store will be on display in the near future.

Buckingham has thus made another contribution to the state’s history on the display that vividly pictures the events of April 1865.

Many thanks to Phil James who shared this article with Slate River Ramblings.

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For those of you who missed the post about the restoration of the Pluckett-Meeks Store, click here:

Pluckett-Meeks Store at Clover Hill, Appomattox County

 

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