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Catalog Number L1990.0008.A.0022 (4)
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description This color photograph depicts a group of people standing near the intersection of Main Street, Beacon Street and Union Avenue observing a gentleman speaking on a microphone, in the 1970s during Urban Renewal.

In the foreground is a group of people, men and women, standing on grass and dirt covered ground observing a gentleman speaking on a microphone on the far right. There is a red automobile on the far right as well. Main Street runs from center left to right and intersects Union Avenue on the far right which proceeds into the background. There is a utility pole with a street light on it along Main Street on the right. Behind it is a sign/billboard advertising the Urban Renewal Project (lettering is too distant to make out the complete wording). In the center middleground is a bridge with the Winnipesaukee River proceeding into the background. There is a metal bridge over the river in the background. Beside the river is a mill building with a tall brick smokestack on the side nearest the river. There is a metal railing along the bridge which was part of Urban Renewal. The bridge goes around to the right into Beacon Street. There are two automobiles on Beacon Street. There are additional automobiles parked along the street on the left. On the far left on Beacon Street are street signs stating that the speed limit is 25 miles per hour and that the direction is one way to the right. Beyond Beacon Street on the far left is a low brick wall with three tall flag poles near it flying the American Flag and two unknown other flags. In the background on the left is the Busiel Mill and the Belknap Mill. On the far right in the middleground are the Southgate Apartments which were also part of Urban Renewal. Beyond the apartments is a brown clapboard sided building and a tall three story white building. There are additional buildings in the far background in the center. There are also trees in the far background on the far right and far left.
Collection Gale Memorial Library Collection
Earliest Date 1970.0
Latest Date 1980.0
Place Main Street, Laconia
Additional Information 0.0
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
People Unknown People
Unknown Men
Unknown Women
Search Terms Laconia
Urban Renewal
Main Street
Union Avenue
Beacon Street
Busiel Mill
Belknap Mill
Winnipesaukee River
Subjects 1970s
Buildings
Windows
Transportation
Construction
Business districts
Building
Urban growth
Urban renewal
Urban redevelopment
Dirt
Grasses
People
Men
Men & women
Women
Streets
Utility poles
Utility Lines
Signs
Street lights
Street signs
Flag poles
Flags
Flagpoles
Railings
Bridges
Railings
Mills
Smokestacks
Apartment complexes
Apartment houses
Apartments
Residences
Residential facilities
Dwellings
Parking
Parking lots
Rivers
Riverfronts
Cupolas
Automobiles
Intersections
Trees
Parking garages