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Upper Main Street in winter.

Upper Main Street in winter.

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Title:
Upper Main Street in winter.
Description:
In the corner of the building above the Town Hall was Charles Page, druggist. The single story building was Bright's Bakery. Home of Dr. Richardson corner of Cross Street; Methodist Church called by the ungodly "The Eel Pot". Methodist Church is located at Main and Cross Streets. The Methodist Episcopal Church was built in 1847. The land was purchased for $1600 and the building was completed at a cost of $5900. A gilded rooster surmounts the spire and at one time graced the spire of the Meeting House that stood at the corner of Common and Mt. Auburn Streets. The fire station now stands where the church stood. Look for the horse car track. Town affairs were carried on for ten years without a Town Hall. In 1846 a wooden structure close to the corner of Main and Church Streets was built. Part of Dr. Spring?s property was bought for 25
Date:
1870
Format:
Photographs
Location:
Watertown Free Public Library
Collection (local):
Watertown Street Views
Subjects:
Buildings--Watertown--Massachusetts
Historic buildings--Watertown--Massachusetts
Churches--Watertown--Massachusetts
Neighborhood--Massachusetts--Watertown
Watertown (Mass.)--Social life and customs
City and town life--Massachusetts--Watertown
Business enterprises--Massachusetts--Watertown
Commercial buildings--Watertown (Mass.)
Horse railroads--Watertown--Massachusetts
Places:
MassachusettsMiddlesex (county)Watertown
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Identifier:
figure 2318