Coffren House, Store, 10007 Croom Road, Croom, Prince George's County, MD
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Significance: The Coffren Store is a rare example of a well-preserved, mid 19th-century general merchandise store. Small local stores of this type one-room utilitarian structures including a Post Office once commonly dotted the rural landscape of the county. Most have long since disappeared, and the few others remaining have been altered. The Coffren Store is the only intact example in the county. The store was built for John W. Coffren, a prosperous merchant and tobacco planter whose dwelling house sits just south of the store.
Survey number: HABS MD-988-A
Building/structure dates: ca. 1853 Initial Construction