Here, in 1755, stood the first store in Frenchtown, then known as Alexandriaville. In 1869, this building and the house to the left were built in the Italianate style for the merchant Oliver Worman. After Worman failed, in 1877, Hugh Warford bought the property. He sold it in 1877 to George and Danial Britton who operated here the largest and best stocked department store in Hunterdon County. (look for the faded remnant of "Britton Bros." painted sign under "Miller's 5 and 10" on the side of the building) In 1931 Wilmont Milbury opened the Gem Theater in the rear, wooden wing. Moviegoers entered through a lobby in the small brick extension to your lefty. The Theater wing was rebuilt, housing apartments and retail stores, in the early 1980's.