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Erected 1861-64 by Anton Hackman from Winkum, Germany at a cost of $3,317.85.  Structure consists of 125,000 brick handmade locally at Gehrings Brick Yards.  Bricklayers earned $2.00 and Laborers $1.25 for 10 hour day.  Ornate tinwork on front of building fashioned by Caspar Gaupel, Master Tinsmith.  Served as a Trading Center housing 3 floors of merchandise. Post Office, Tavern and Residence.

Marker erected by:  Mr. and Mrs. Gilbert Munchel, 1970

Location:   Northwest corner of Main and Pearl Streets, Oldenburg, Indiana

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