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Central Hall built by Archibald McMaster in 1872.

Central Hall built by Archibald McMaster in 1872.

Item Information

Title:
Central Hall built by Archibald McMaster in 1872.
Description:
Central Hall built by A. McMaster in 1872 on Main Street in Watertown Square at the corner of Merchants Row. Designed by Charles Brigham. Demolished in 1913 to make way for the extension of the Otis Building. The Grant Club met upstairs. Store in the McMaster's Block included: David T. Huckins, dentist and physician, 1880 to 1984 Town Directory. He graduated from Dartmouth Medical School. He was a School committee member, 1850 to 1857 and again 1865 to 1868. Dr. Huckins was a Library Trustee in 1868 and treasurer. George E. Howes, furnishing goods and boots and shoes , 1882 town Directory. Miss Josephine Harrington, millinery, 1882 Town Directory. William H. Greenleaf, plumber, 1882 and 1884 Town Directory and 1895 Town Directory says he moved to Belmont. Archibald McMasters was post master in 1869 through 1871 and Weigher of Woods in 1869. His wife Sarah ran the store with the help of her son, Charles A. until 1900. Archibald McMasters was also a tailor and then later a Mercantile Store owner.
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Watertown Free Public Library
Collection (local):
Watertown Businesses
Subjects:
Small business--United States
Entrepreneurship
Business
Commerce
Business enterprises--Massachusetts--Watertown
Commercial buildings--Watertown (Mass.)
Grant Club--Watertown (Mass.)
McMaster, Archibald--d. 1883
McMaster, Sarah--d.1900
Brigham, Charles--1841-1925
Huckins, David T.--1819-1894
Howes, George--d. 1884
Harrington, Josephine
Greenleaf, William H.
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
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Notes (date):
Pre 1913
Identifier:
figure 1304