Martilla-Pettingel and Gorder General Merchandise Store
This 1906 store still serves as an example of Finnish architecture and style in operation. Created by a Finnish immigrant and his Norwegian partner (also an immigrant) in Frederick, the store closed down a few years later. Four Finnish immigrants opened up their own store in the same building in 1918. This historic building is still in operation as a general store.
Backstory and Context
Today, the store is known as "The Community Store."