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Catalog Number L1990.0116.K.0120
Object Name Postcard
Scope & Content This colored postcard depicts Veteran's Square also known as Depot Square in Laconia in the mid 1900s.

In the foreground is Veteran's Square with Beacon Street on the right which intersects with Main Street which proceeds from left to right in the middleground and with Church Street in the center background. In the middleground on the far left is a grassy area of Veteran's Square with a monument/statue surrounded by a metal fence. To the right of the statue is a cannon and a triangular pile of cannon balls. In the middleground on the far right is the Laconia Tavern Hotel on the corner of Main Street and Church Street. The hotel has covered entrances on the side and front. In the background to the left of center, on Main Street, is the Laconia Public Library also known as the Gale Memorial Library. The library is constructed of granite and has two towers on the front facing Main Street. There is a walkway leading from Main Street up to the main entrance of the library. In back of the library on Church Street is the John Weymouth Busiel House which later became St. Joseph's Rectory. There are trees on the far left and on the grounds of the library. On the front is printed " Monument, Library, and The Tavern, Laconia, White Mts., N.H." On the back is printed "Post Card" and "Place Stamp Here, Domestic One Cent, Foreign, Two Cents". Stamped on the back is a postmark stating
" Dundin Fla., May 15, 1953, 6 PM". Type written on the back is a list of items including stampless letters prior to 1850, records with stamps prior to 1870 and others, and a note from Edward Hammond in Auburndale 66, Massachusetts or Crystal Beach, Florida. The postcard is addressed to the Supt. of Library in Laconia, New Hampshire.
Title "Monument, Library, and The Tavern, Laconia, White Mts. N.H."
Earliest Date 1920.0
Latest Date 1960.0
Additional Information 0.0
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
Search Terms Laconia
Beacon Street
Church Street
Main Street
North Main Street
Veteran's Square
Depot Square
St. Joseph's Rectory
Busiel, John Weymouth Residence ( Church Street )
Laconia Public Library
Laconia Tavern Hotel
Gale Memorial Library
Subjects 1920s
1930s
1940s
1950s
Streets
Intersections
Squares, Public
Monuments & memorials
Monuments
Statues
Fences
Grasses
Cannon balls
Cannonballs
Cannons
Benches
Intersections
Streets
Hotels
Entrances
Doors & doorways
Doorways
Windows
Bushes
Trees
Lawns
Yards
Towers
Libraries
Granite
Walkways
Sidewalks
Rectories
Houses
Residences
Dwellings
Taverns
Hotels
Hotels, Apartment
Hotels, Residential
Architectural decorations & ornaments
Architectural details
Architectural elements
Architecture
Clouds
Memorials