Nation’s Oldest Retail Building

On the Road, Trivia
on September 4, 2011

Built in 1749, the Fielding Lewis Store in Fredericksburg (pop. 24,286) is one of the nation’s oldest surviving urban retail buildings. The store, built by Virginia planter and merchant John Lewis, brother-in-law of former President George Washington, was named for Lewis’ son.

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