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Name Laconia Hardware Co.
Number of Archive records 12.0
Number of Library records 0.0
Number of Object records 1.0
Number of Photo records 40.0
Details located in north portion of Masonic Temple Building (Main St.)

1888: Laconia Hardware Company established by Mr. Albert T. Quinby and Smart. Quinby and Smart continued for about one year, and then Mr. Quinby assumed full contol, employing his son, Edwin N Quinby, as head salesman and Charles Dearborn as assistant, with his daughter, Miss Nellie P. Quinby, as bookeeper." (Illustrated Laconian, 36) This was in Belmont Block

1895: E. N. Quinby was admitted to the firm.

1896, Oct. Company moved into the northwest corner and basement of the newly erected Masonic Temple building

1901 Laconia City Directory: Masonic Temple, 663 Main Street, Laconia, N.H. (13)

Company Motto: "First quality goods, small profits and square dealing." (Illustrated Laconian, 36)

Associated Records

Image of H2010.0218.0009 - Newspaper

H2010.0218.0009 - Newspaper

Newspaper - Laconia Evening Citizen- Thursday, August 27, 1936. Down Memory Lane Edition to celebrate the Acquedoctan. Illustrations related to first mills, Boston & Maine Railroad, main Street, incorporation of town, incorporation of city, first block house etc.... Pages 18-19 have Acquedoctan parade photos, Articles about: summer visitors, festival at Opechee Park, Governor Styles Bridges coming to Weirs, Mrs. Lyman Marshall's garden, collecting Indian relics by Abraham L. Drake, Farrar Tavern in 1860, Laying of cornerstone at Masonic Temple in 1903, Works Progress Administration, history of Water company, history of churches, history of Belknap Mills, history of Main Street, Hist

Image of H2011.0047.0001 - Booklet

H2011.0047.0001 - Booklet

Booklet entitled, "Good Food: how to cook it and where to get it." It has a light brown cover with black writing and detail. Inside pages includes recipies and advertisements to local stores.

Image of H2011.0086.0001 - Receipt

H2011.0086.0001 - Receipt

Item is a statement of account from "A. T. Quimby and Son successors to Laconia Hardware Co." It is written out to Frank Pierson. It features a handwritten list of dates, goods, and prices. At the bottom it reads, "Paid," and is signed by A. T. Quimby and Son.

Image of H2012.0038.0011 - Booklet

H2012.0038.0011 - Booklet

Item is a booklet on the Sled Dog race in Laconia NH in February of 1956. The cover features a black and white image of a dog's head. It reads, "Laconia NH World and New England 100 Mile Sled Dog Champsionships, February 18-18-19, 1956; Belknap County Sportsmen's Association; Program 25c." Inside the race officials and committees and members are listed. See People file for names. Also inside are several black and white images of past races and prizes as well as information on the race and prizes. There is also the list of contestants and a grid for entering start and finish times. Contributors are listed and "Mushers' Queen Candidates" are listed with images. The booklet concludes

Image of L1990.0009.E.0004 - Booklet

L1990.0009.E.0004 - Booklet

This is a bound booklet entitled " Lake Village and its Business Men", compliments of the Winnipiseogee Lake Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company of Lake Village, listing histories of leading businesses and business men of central New Hamphsire, by George F. Bacon, published in 1890. The booklet has an outer front and back cover. On the front cover is printed : "Lake Village and Its Leading Business Men. Compliments of Winnipeseogee Cotton and Woolen Man'f'g Co., Agent's Office, Lake Village, N.H." Also on the front cover is a photograph of a house built of stone and wood with a tower on the front. Printed below the picture is "Photo Eng Co., N.Y." On page 1 is printed : "Central

L1990.0009.N.0001 - Postcard

This colored postcard depicts the Masonic Temple Building located on Main Street in Laconia around 1900. In the foreground is Main Street with a sidewalk bordering it. There is an automobile parked along the street on the right. There are people on the sidewalk. On the far left is the Laconia Tavern Building. In the center is the Masonic Temple Building which housed the Laconia Hardware Company on the far left and the Knight & Huntress Dry Goods Store in the center. The building also housed the post office and some city offices at one time. On the far right is the D.K. Marsh Livery Stable Building and trees. Printed on the front of the postcard is " Masonic Temple, Laconia, N.H.". Printed

L1990.0116.Q.0068 - Postcard

This colored postcard depicts the Masonic Temple Building located on Main Street in Laconia around 1900. In the foreground is Main Street with a sidewalk and utility poles and lines bordering it. There are people on the sidewalk on the right. In the center middleground sits the Masonic Temple Building which housed on the far left the Laconia Hardware Company and in the center, the Knight & Huntress Dry Goods Store. The building also housed the post office and city offices at one time. There are displays of merchandise in the storefront windows. On the far right is the D.K. Marsh Livery Stable building with a sign out front stating "D.K. Marsh & Co. Livery Stable". In the background on the

Image of L1990.0116.M.0006 - Booklet

L1990.0116.M.0006 - Booklet

This is a booklet on the history of St. Joseph Church, located on Church Street in Laconia, celebrating the church happenings from 1929 to 1979. The cover of the booklet is green with a color photograph of St. Joseph Church. The church is built of granite with limestone trim. It was built in the late 1920s and dedicated on September 12, 1930 by Bishop George A. Guertin, Bishop of Manchester. The picture depicts the church in autumn, with a large maple tree on the far left and red and orange leaves on the ground. The church has a large double door entrance with steps leading up to it. There is a religious statue on the far right on the lawn. The church has a large square tower on the left f

L1990.0116.Q.0088 - Postcard

This colored postcard depicts the Masonic Temple Building located on Main Street in Laconia around 1900. In the foreground is Main Street with a sidewalk and utility poles and lines bordering it. There are people on the sidewalk on the right. In the center middleground sits the Masonic Temple Building which housed on the far left the Laconia Hardware Company and in the center, the Knight & Huntress Dry Goods Store. The building also housed the post office and city offices at one time. There are displays of merchandise in the storefront windows. On the far right is the D.K. Marsh Livery Stable building with a sign out front stating "D.K. Marsh & Co. Livery Stable". In the background on the

Image of L2012.0059.0001 - Booklet

L2012.0059.0001 - Booklet

This is a bound booklet entitled " Lake Village and its Business Men", compliments of the Winnipiseogee Lake Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company of Lake Village, listing histories of leading businesses and business men of central New Hamphsire, by George F. Bacon, published in 1890. The booklet has a blank page covering its outer front and back. Inside on the front cover is printed : "Lake Village and Its Leading Business Men. Compliments of Winnipeseogee Cotton and Woolen Man'f'g Co., Agent's Office, Lake Village, N.H." Also on the front cover is a photograph of a house built of stone and wood with a tower on the front. Printed below the picture is "Photo Eng Co., N.Y." On page 1

L2012.0040.0001 - Game, Board

This is a board game in the style of Monopoly but with the locations being all Laconia and Lakes Region based. The game consists of a folded cardboard board with printing in the center stating " "The Game of Laconia" and "This edition sponsored by the Laconia Jaycees" as well as "Wheeler-Dealer Michael Glenn Productions' Local Business Investment Board Game/"Personalized For Any City". Also printed in the center is "IRS Tax Audit: Audit Procedure : Roll one die twice. The 1st roll determines the amount of money at stake (10,000 times the number you roll.) The 2nd roll determines if you pay or collect.(Pay the Bank if the number is odd; collect if it is even.) Now go to THE PARK." The other

Image of H1987.0014.HH.0034 - Print, Photographic

H1987.0014.HH.0034 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph depicts spectators lined up along all sides of the street at the junction of Main Street and Pleasant Street awaiting a Chamber of Commerce parade. Cars drive up and down the street but three police officers stand in the street, directing traffic. Parking meters are seen along the street. Two trucks are parked in the street facing south. One is a television service company with ladders and megaphones on top. The other is a pickup truck for WM Bisson Building Construction. A group of eight men stand on the back of the truck. At back center is the F.W. Woolworth's building with a large "Join the Ground Observer Corps" sign in front. A 3-story brick block

Image of H1987.0014.HH.0035 - Print, Photographic

H1987.0014.HH.0035 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph depicts spectators lined up along Main Street, at the junction of Union Ave, awaiting a Chamber of Commerce parade. Cars drive up and down the street. Two trucks are parked in the street facing south. One is a television service company with ladders and megaphones on top. The other is a pickup truck for WM Bisson Building Construction. A group of eight men stand on the back of the truck. On the corner of Main Street and Union Ave is a three-story clapboarded building with Laconia Spa selling books, fruits and candy attached to a 2-story clapboarded building housing "Chester S. Higgins, Watchmaker"; the brick Laconia Savings Bank building; the Laconia Sav

Image of H1987.0014.HH.0036 - Print, Photographic

H1987.0014.HH.0036 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph depicts spectators lined up along all sides of the street at the junction of Main Street and Pleasant Street awaiting a Chamber of Commerce parade. Cars drive up and down the street but three police officers stand in the street, directing traffic. The officer in the foreground appears to be Chief Charles "Mickey" Dunleavy. Parking meters are seen along the street. Two trucks are parked in the street facing south. One is a television service company with ladders and megaphones on top. The other is a pickup truck for WM Bisson Building Construction. A group of eight men stand on the back of the truck. At back center is the F.W. Woolworth's building with a

Image of H1987.0014.HH.0037 - Print, Photographic

H1987.0014.HH.0037 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph depicts spectators lined up along all sides of the street at the junction of Main Street and Pleasant Street awaiting a Chamber of Commerce parade. Cars drive up and down the street but three police officers stand in the street, directing traffic. The officer in the foreground appears to be Chief Charles "Mickey" Dunleavy. Parking meters are seen along the street. Two trucks are parked in the street facing south. One is a television service company with ladders and megaphones on top. The other is a pickup truck for WM Bisson Building Construction. A group of eight men stand on the back of the truck. At back center is the F.W. Woolworth's building with a

Image of H2011.0095.0001 - Print, Photographic

H2011.0095.0001 - Print, Photographic

Black and white photograph print of stores and buildings along Main Street including Perreault's Mens Shop, Story Rexall Drugs, the Ray-Lyn office building, Laconia Youth Center, Rosen's, the Treasure Shop, Laconia Hardware, Oscar A. Lougee Company, and Lavigne's Shoe Mart. Also in view are several parked automobiles, parking meters, sidewalks, snow, and utility poles. The street is paved. An advertisement for the Weirs Drive-In Theater is on top of one building.

Image of H2011.0162.0011 - Image, Digital

H2011.0162.0011 - Image, Digital

Image is a color view of a motorcycle parade down Main Street. In view is the Tilton Block in which is Oscar Lougee Co., an insurance agency and a candlepin bowling alley. Several other buildings are in view including one for Laconia Hardware and Rexall. Some spectators and parked cars line the street. On back, "March 1974." Image is stamped with a Kodak stamp which reads, "Mar 74." According to Warren Huse, the information on back is not necessarily fact.

Image of H2011.0162.0028 - Image, Digital

H2011.0162.0028 - Image, Digital

Image is a color view of a parade in downtown Laconia. Marchers include several young boys in Boy Scout uniforms. Several buildings are in view including O'Shea's Department Store and F. W. Woolworths. Spectators are along the sides of the road and include some kids sitting on an automobile. Several marchers carry large flags. Image is stamped with a Kodak stamp which reads, "Jun 79." According to Warren Huse, the information on back is not necessarily fact.

Image of H2011.0162.0029 - Image, Digital

H2011.0162.0029 - Image, Digital

Image is a color view of a parade in downtown Laconia. Marchers include band members wearing red and white uniforms. Several buildings are in view including O'Shea's Department Store and Laconia Hardware. In the background is a construction site. Image is stamped with a Kodak stamp which reads, "Jul 79." According to Warren Huse, the information on back is not necessarily fact.

Image of L1990.0008.A.0001 (43) - Print, Photographic

L1990.0008.A.0001 (43) - Print, Photographic

This black and white photograph depicts Bank Square in Laconia, N.H. In the foreground is the corner of two streets, one Main Street, with several automobiles parked along the street as well as others driving down the street. On the far left is Laconia Hardware Company with a sign above stating "Laconia Hardware Company". Next to this is "O'Shea's Department Store (within the Moulton Opera House Block) with a sign above stating "O'Shea's", "___Quality___Save". O'Sheas has a tower on the top corner of the building. On the back is labeled "Aug. 1964".