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Catalog Number L1990.0110.F.0063
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description This black and white photograph depicts the Cerro Gordo House, located on Main Street in Laconia, in the mid 1800s.

In the foreground is Main Street which proceeds across from the far left to the far right. There are people in the street and along the sidewalk in front of the hotel. Also in the street in the foreground is a horse drawn wagon.The Cerro Gordo House sits in the center middleground. There are people, adults and children, standing on both of the lower two levels of the hotel along the covered porches. On the front of the hotel is a sign stating "Cerro Gordo House". There are columns across the front of the hotel on the lower two levels. The hotel burned down on November 21, 1860.On the far right beside the hotel is a building with age doorway on the front, possibly a barn/garage. On the back is stamped "Print by The Achber Studio, 49 Canal Street, Laconia, N.H. " Written on the back is "Foss Slide #".
Earliest Date 1840.0
Latest Date 1860.0
Place Main Street, Laconia
Related Publications "Laconia", Images of America Series, by Warren Huse, page 26.

Notation states : " The Cerro Gordo House, before 1860. This hotel was located approximately on the site of today's Melnick's Shoe Store. On November 21, 1860, fire started in the stables of the hotel, ultimately laying waste to most of Main Street, from Mill and Water Streets to the river."
Studio Achber Studios
Additional Information 0.0
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
People Unknown People
Unknown Men
Unknown Women
Unknown Children
Unknown Girls
Unknown Boys
Search Terms Laconia
Main Street
Cerro Gordo House
Subjects 1840s
1850s
1860s
Men
Women
Streets
Sidewalks
Buildings
Hotels
Hotels, Residential
Porches
Windows
Railings
Columns
Chimneys
Doors & doorways
Doorways
Entrances
People
Barns
Garages
Horses
Horse-drawn Vehicles
Carriages & coaches
Dirt roads
Transportation
Children
Children & adults