Main Street

George H. Houghton's Photograph From Autumn 1866 Char On Thomas Judge's Building After July 11, 1866 Fire Detail From This 1866 Photograph Probably no better picture of Brattleboro's Main street in the old days exists than the one from which was made the cut shown herewith. Most of the buildings which it shows were erected before the Civil war period, and only two of them are now standing, one...
Brattleboro House, Central House, Steen's Corner, Express Office Improvement.---The old brick building at the corner of Main and High-streets, so long known as "Steen's Corner," has been newly painted and otherwise burnished so that it looks "highly respectable." The paint has removed one old landmark. On the north side of the building the name of "Zelotes Dickinson" stood out in large and sharply defined black letters where it had...
Squabble Hollow In 1856 Jacob Estey's Melodeon Factory In Building With Clerstory Estey & Kathan's Tombstones In Front Fatal Stabbing Last Monday evening an affray occurred in this village, which resulted in the death of one of the parties. A man by the name of Thomas Hall entered the house of Mr Bennett, about 9 o'clock in the evening, and insisted on remaining there over night contrary to the...
Hall's Long Building And Ryther's Arcade At Center Photograph From 1873--1883 A New Block For Main Street. ---Plans have been substantially completed for the new block which Col. Hooker will erect the coming season on the site of the old Fisk block. That portion of the old block which is still standing will be vacated by its tenants the coming week, F. K. Barrows removing his goods to the...
Main Street 1854 Daguerreotype By John L. Lovell John Lyman Lovell Self Portrait In Daguerreotype 1855 Silver-Plated Copper Base, 1/6 Plate Size Taken At His Cutler's Block Studio On Main Street Courtesy Of Gunter Mueller, VinimagePlus, vinimageplus.com Brattleboro In 1854. Assistant Postmaster Wilcox has had in his possession for a few days a very interesting daguerreotype which was made by J. L. Lovell in 1854. Mr. Lovell was then...
An Evening in Brattleboro. Brattleboro, as the guide book tells us, is celebrated for its beautiful scenery, its cultivated and intellectual society, and "last but not least," for its charming and romantic drives and walks. Having very pleasant reminiscences of a short sojourn in Brattleboro some years ago, during which time we made the ascent of Wantasquet, the mountain that stands overlooking the village like a sentinel; made an...
Some time either in 1826 or 1827 a lottery office was opened here, chartered by the state. The office was directly opposite the old Brattleboro house, a famous hostelry at that time, and for many years thereafter. A large sign hung over the door with a painting representing a woman holding in her hand a cornucopia from which was flowing a perfect avalanche of dollars. In those days the most...
Granite Block, Main Street 1840 A Rare Find. The above cut was resurrected yesterday morning from a lot of old effects in the basement of Pratt, Wright & Co.'s store. It represents the familiar Main street building now owned by D. S. and O. J. Pratt as it was about the year 1840. The building was erected in 1835 by John H. Wheeler, who carried on business there. Later...
Before The Fire Boy Standing At Far Right Woman Walking By Brattleboro House Two People Walked Past "Flour Store" Sign Disastrous Fire! Loss, $126,900; Insurance, $86,500. The Brattleboro House Totally Destroyed BLAKE'S BLOCK ENTIRELY CONSUMED Chapin's Block Burned to Ashes. THE BRAVERY OF THE FIREMEN! The Heroism of the Ladies. SUSPICIONS OF FOUL PLAY. PHOENIX. NO. 6, PLUGGED! About 2 1-2 o'clock on Sunday morning, fire was discovered in...
Fire. About 4 o-clock, Thursday morning, our citizens were aroused by the cry of fire, which broke out in Anthony Van Doorn's dwelling House, on Main Street. That building was soon in flames, and also the adjoining Store and House of Mr Frederic Franks. They were both consumed, and nothing but the most strenuous and persevering efforts on the part of Fire-men and Citizens saved the Phoenix House, and...
Main Street Three Years Ago and Now. The march of improvement in the village of Brattleboro is hardly noticed by the residents of the town; yet when we go back in imagination three years, and contrast the present with what then was, we must conclude that we have made fair progress. The change that has been brought about on Main street, on what was known as the "burnt district,"...
Thomas Martin Easterly, Daguerreotype 1845, Vermont Asylum For The Insane In this daguerreotype, five children---possibly at recess from the village schoolhouse standing on the north-west corner of the Common---overlook the ground that slopes steeply down to the campus of the Vermont Asylum For The Insane. Two men in plug hats stand by, teachers, or parents, half-turned toward each other. Three people appear in the distance below down the steep...
One of the big cannon formerly used for coast defence in New York is expected to arrive in Brattleboro in a few days---a gift from the United States government to Sedgwick post, G.A.R. It is to be a 20 pound Parrott gun weighing about 1700 pounds, and it will be shipped from Brooklyn navy yard. It will be mounted here and placed on the common near the soldiers' monument....
The Blake Block In 1860 Village Improvements. During the present season the building on the corner of Main and Elliot streets, opposite the Revere House, and for many years past the residence of John R. Blake, Esq., has undergone a radical change which has materially altered the appearance of the estate. The front yard and surrounding trees have been removed and an addition made to the ground floor of...
An Episode.---A man calling himself "Dudley Kavanaugh the celebrated billiard player," got introduced to the "solid men" of this village, on Wednesday, and to our friend Lilley in particular, who threw open his Billiard Saloon, lager included, "free gratis for nothing" on the momentous occasion. During this time the way the balls chased each other over the table and cut up all sorts of astonishing antics couldn't be beat;...
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