John Young Store

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550-560 Water Street
Youngstown, NY 14174
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Site of the John Young Store
A general store, built in 1808 by John Young, after whom the village was named.
Known as the Red Store.


Porter Historical Society – (date unknown)

What was there

General Store from 1808 to 1813.

What is there now

A small town park.

More information

  • John Young, who lived across the Niagara River in Canada, saw a business opportunity and built the store on the landing area in 1809.
    Was fairly successful at this business venture for a short amount of time. During the war of 1812 British soldiers seeking revenge for the destruction by American military, destroyed the entire town by fire including, John Young’s business.

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Howard Fritzke


Posted: February 9, 2012


Category: Locations, Niagara County, Niagara Frontier

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