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Catalog Number L1990.0116.K.0088
Object Name Postcard
Scope & Content This colored postcard depicts Veteran's Square also known as Depot Square in Laconia in the early to mid 1900s.

In the foreground is a dirt covered Depot/Veteran's Square. Pleasant Street is in the foreground and proceeds across the picture from left to right. It intersects with Beacon Street in the middleground, which proceeds into the background. In the background Beacon Street intersects with Main Street which proceeds from left to right and Church Street which proceeds into the far background. In the foreground on the far right is a grassy area with plants and rocks. In the middleground on the far left is the Laconia Passenger Depot with its covered entrance/drive up area on the front facing Beacon Street. In the center middleground is a pole, possibly a flagpole. In the middleground on the far right is the Congregational Church constructed of stone with a tall square tower on the front right side facing Beacon Street. There is a wooden fence bordering the grounds around the church. Behind this church is a two and a half story house with windows and shutters on the lower two levels. Behind this house is the Old North Congregational Church with its tall steeple/clock tower facing Beacon Street. In the background in the center is the Gale Memorial Library also known as the Laconia Public Library which is constructed of granite and has two towers on the front facing Main Street. To the right of the library and behind it on Church Street is the John Weymouth Busiel House which later became the St. Joseph's rectory. On the front is printed " Laconia, N.H. Depot Square."On the back is printed "Post Card" and "The Hugh C. Leighton Co., Manufacturers, Portland, ME, U.S.A. 25137, Printed in Germany" . Also printed on the back is "Place Stamp here, One Cent for United States and Island Possessions, Cuba, Canada and Mexico. Two Cents for Foreign".

Title "Laconia, N.H. Depot Square"
Earliest Date 1910.0
Latest Date 1940.0
Additional Information 0.0
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
Search Terms Laconia
Beacon Street
Pleasant Street
Church Street
Main Street
North Main Street
Veteran's Square
Depot Square
Laconia Passenger Depot
Boston & Maine Railroad
Congregational Church
St. Joseph's Rectory
Old North Church
Busiel, John Weymouth Residence ( Church Street )
Subjects 1910s
1920s
1930s
1940s
Buildings
Streets
Dirt
Dirt roads
Intersections
Grasses
Plants
Bushes
Stones
Stone buildings
Stonework
Towers
Passenger Depots
Depots
Railroad depots
Railroad facilities
Railroad stations
Railroad travel
Entrances
Doors & doorways
Doorways
Windows
Houses
Dwellings
Residences
Shutters
Chimneys
Fences
Churches
Religion
Religious architectural elements
Religious buildings
Religious facilities
Architectural decorations & ornaments
Architectural details
Architecture
Steeples
Clock towers
Rectories
Libraries
Granite
Flagpoles
Utility poles
Trees
Walkways
Sidewalks
Squares, Public