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View of Peter Suprenant's market store and Sing Lee Laundry in Judges Block on Main Street. Judges Block is located just east of Town Hall. This building was originally located on the site of Town Hall and called Palmer Block.

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Main Street businesses from Cook's Block east to the Lincoln Building. Visible businesses include W. F. Aubuchon Co., Town House Restaurant, Douglass-Marsh Furniture, The Gift Nook, and Bosco Cleaners. The two businesses on the left side of the…

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The Amherst House Block stood at the corner of South Pleasant and Amity Streets. The Amherst House Hotel was in operation on the upper levels and a number of businesses were located on the street level. Note the Jones Library signs on the second…

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Reproduction of a lithograph of the original Phoenix Row building looking east down Main Street. Building signs include Phoenix Hall Straw Works and D. Mack Jr. and Son. Horse and carts cluster near the buildings, while people stroll the street. On…

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View of the interior of Deuel's Drug Store showing the soda fountain and two employees. This image is part of an advertisement which states: "Guests of Amherst House are referred to Deuel's Drug Store, Amherst House block. Toilet articles of all…

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This storefront view is part of an advertisement and showcases two different businesses on North Pleasant Street, Julius H. Trott, plumbing, and John Gordon, bicycle repair.

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This storefront showcases the business of Cady R. Elder, who was a dealer in kitchen furnishings (note the Crawford Ranges sign) and other items, like the lawnmowers shown in this image. The shop was located in Hunt's Block. Elder purchased Hunt's…

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View looking north on North Pleasant Street showing business blocks, horses pulling wagons, and with elm trees lining the street.

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View looking south down South Pleasant Street showing the business blocks of Merchants' Row and horses hitched to wagons parked on the street. The second Amherst House is in the foreground.

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View of the block which stood on the site where Town Hall now stands. It burned to the ground during the Blizzard of 1888. It was often referred to as the "Opera House" due to the large hall on the third floor which was the venue for concerts and…

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View of the block which stood on the site where Town Hall now stands. It burned to the ground during the Blizzard of 1888. It was often referred to as the "Opera House" due to the large hall on the third floor which was the venue for concerts and…

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View of the block which stood on the site where Town Hall now stands. It burned to the ground during the Blizzard of 1888. It was often referred to as the "Opera House" due to the large hall on the third floor which was the venue for concerts and…

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View of the ruins of the Palmer Block after the fire that started during the Blizzard of 1888. The Union Block and Cooper house next door were also consumed, though the chimneys of the Cooper house remained standing. Stated in the Amherst Record of…

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View west on Main Street from the end of the American House Block. Businesses seen in Phoenix Row at the time include Amherst Record, Sing Lee Chinese Laundry, G.M. Chamberlain Livery & Feeding Stable, M.N. Spear, and a harness and trunk shop.

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View east from the pillars of the American House block after the Blizzard of 1888. Snow is piled high. Signs for the businesses of Kenfield, Jeweler, and J. L. Lovell are visible and there is a man standing in front of the harness shop.
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