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Catalog Number L1990.0116.S.0360
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description This black and white photograph depicts the Old North Congregational Church, located in Veteran's Square in Laconia, after its steeple was destroyed in the 1938 hurricane.

In the foreground is Veteran's Square and Veteran's Avenue with a raised, paved area on the far right and the edge of an overhang above it. There is an automobile pulled up against the raised, paved area on the right middleground. The automobile has been damaged by the falling steeple of the church. In the center foreground proceeding into the background is debris and the remnants of the destruction of the church's steeple. In the center background is the Old North Congregational Church. The steeple has been torn down and destroyed by the hurricane of 1938. The church has a covered double door entrance on the front and long decorative windows on each side of the entrance. There are automobiles parked in front of the church and to the left of it. In the background on the far left are buildings. The building on the very far left is the Quality Market with a sign on the front stating "Quality Market____ & Produce _____". Behind it is a larger brick building and a utility pole. On the right of the church is a two and a half story building/house with windows and shutters on each level. There are additional buildings behind this as well. On the back is written "1938 Hurricane First Christian Church, Laconia, N.H." and "EB6" as well as "117%, 3 x 4 (pill)."
Collection Foss Collection
Earliest Date 1938
Latest Date 1938
Place Veteran's Avenue, Laconia
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
Search Terms Laconia
Old North Church
Congregational Church
Veteran's Square
Veterans Avenue ( Laconia )
Quality Market
Subjects 1930s
Buildings
Churches
Religion
Religious architectural elements
Religious buildings
Religious facilities
Steeples
Windows
Architecture
Doors & doorways
Doorways
Entrances
Chimneys
Buildings
Trees
Congregational churches
Houses
Residences
Dwellings
Porches
Railings
Shutters
Pavement
Automobiles
Cars
Trucks
Debris
Destruction of property
Hurricanes
Damage to property
Chimneys
Retail stores
Stores & shops
Grocery stores
Signs
Advertising
Architectural decorations & ornaments
Architectural details
Architecture
Trees
Utility poles
Utility Lines
Brickwork
Markets