Palmer Block in Amherst

Image

lov0289.jpg

Title

Palmer Block in Amherst

Subject

Amherst (Mass.)

Description

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 other entertainments, as well as town meetings. This image shows people standing on the sidewalk facing the photographer, many who appear to be employees of the businesses in the block. Visible business signs include Palmer & Banks, H. O. Pease, and a job printing business.

Creator

Lovell, John L., 1825-1903

Publisher

Jones Library Special Collections

Date

Circa 1885

Rights

This digital file may be used for educational purposes, as long as it is not altered in any way. Prior written permission is required for any other use of the digital files from the Jones Library.

Relation

Is part of the John Lovell Photograph Collection. Jones Library Special Collections

Format

image/jpeg

Language

English

Type

Photographs

Identifier

LOV0289

Original Format

Photograph

Physical Dimensions

8.9 x 7.8 in.

Condition

fair

Citation

Lovell, John L., 1825-1903, “Palmer Block in Amherst,” Digital Amherst, accessed December 12, 2017, http://www.digitalamherst.org/items/show/378.