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Name Belmont Block
Number of Archive records 1
Number of Photo records 4
Details East side of Main Street, 63-river main street.

Also called the Avery Block?

Associated Records

Image of H1985.0013.H.0024 - Postcard

H1985.0013.H.0024 - Postcard

Item is a colorized postcard featuring Main Street, looking south. Front caption reads, "So. Main St. Laconia, N.H." Back caption reads, "Pub. by Maher's Book Store Laconia NH." Image features a view looking up a dirt street with trolley tracks. The street is lined with buildings. On the right side of the street is a brick building (home of Lougee Bros. Dry Goods and later Orman T. Lougee Clothier) and other smaller, wooden 2.5 story building (home of Sanborn's Grocery and later Laflamme's Bakery). On the east side of Main Street is a wooden building with a striped awning, Avery Block. Several carriages are parked on the street. A utility pole is in view. One automobile is

Image of H1985.0016.A.0008 - Print, Photographic

H1985.0016.A.0008 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph mounted on ivory cardstock. Depicts Main Street in winter looking north. Taken out the window of the second floor of Belmont Block, looking towards the west side of Main Street. On the east side (right margin) is Nelson's variety store in Belmont Block. Bananas trade sign hangs from iron rods over the sidewalk. Merchandise is displayed on the sidewalk outside of businesses. Signs just beyond Nelson's include "picture mouldings made to order", "Salvation Army", "Page & Story paint and Wallpaper", "City Market". In the background is the Unitarian Church steeple, behind a utility pole. On the west side of the street is the Main Street bridge with stairwell

Image of L1978.0001.0001 - Print, Photographic

L1978.0001.0001 - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph depicts the intersections of Main Street, Union Avenue, and Court Street, c. 1900. The image is taken facing north. There are utility poles with wires on either sides of the streets and trolley/street car tracks in the centers of the dirt roads. There are also sidewalks with granite curbs. In the lower left corner one can see the building at the south corner of Court and Main Streets. This was the John Parker Smith Corner Store There is a single-story flat-roofed addition off of the east (right) side. There is a sign mounted on the flat roof and facing main street. At the utility pole at the corner is a sign with "Street R.R. / Waiting Room."

Image of L1978.0001.0015 - Print, Photographic

L1978.0001.0015 - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph depicts three store fronts in the Avery Block. The building has large shop windows in the first floor with 2/1 windows. The windows above appear to be 2/2. One can see the backs of bentwood chairs in the windows at the left. At the left is a store with recessed striped awning. A man, identified as Billy Boyle, stands in the doorway with his hands on his hips. He wears a bowler-style hat, suit jacket with handkerchief in left breast pocket, trousers, waistcoat, tie, and pocket watch. In front of the store is a display with rugs and baskets of fruit. In the window at the left one can see a striped pole in a candy cane shape with a "HOT OYSTERS"

Image of L1990.0110.D.0027 - Print

L1990.0110.D.0027 - Print

This black and white print depicts the intersections of Main Street, Union Avenue, and Court Street, c. 1900. Handwritten on the back "Main Street north from Court St., Aug. 31, 1901" The image is taken facing north. There are utility poles with wires on either sides of the streets and trolley/street car tracks in the centers of the dirt roads. There are also sidewalks with granite curbs. In the lower left corner one can see the building at the south corner of Court and Main Streets. This was the John Parker Smith Corner Store There is a single-story flat-roofed addition off of the east (right) side. There is a sign mounted on the flat roof and facing main street. At the utili