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Catalog Number L1990.0110.N.0028
Object Name Print, Photographic
Description This black and white photograph depicts Lakeport, also known as Lake Village , and Lake Paugus in the 1880s.

In the foreground are the roofs of several buildings, houses and on the far right ,trees. There is a picket fence around the yard of the middle building. Gold Street spans from left to right just after the row of houses. There are additional houses in the middleground on the opposite side of Gold Street. The one-and-a-half -story house in the center was the Old School House. There are two additional houses on the right of the school house, the one closest to the lake being two stories and the one in front of it being three stories. There is a double door entrance on the front of the three story house. There are railroad tracks on the far right leading into the far left background. On the right beside the railroad tracks is a long building which was the old freight depot. Directly in front of the old freight depot building in the water is the steamer the "James Bell". In back of the freight depot is a tall chimney which was once part of an old sawmill which later became Appleton's hosiery mill. Lake Paugus spans from the foreground into the background. There are several small boats along the shoreline in the left foreground with a couple also moored in the bay. In the middleground on the far left is the Railroad Bridge with several small buildings, houses, and boathouses on the opposite side on the very far left. In the center middleground is another boat, possibly the "Lamprey" (?) in the water. There are additional buildings, houses on the right leading into the background. In the background on the upper right is Locke's Hill. In the far background are additional houses, land and trees.On the front is stamped " Ward - Photographer, Lake Village, N.H."On the back is written " Lakeport from Park Street church steeple looking northeast steamer in center, James Bell, Lamprey farther back"
Photographer Ward
Earliest Date 1880.0
Latest Date 1895.0
Place Gold Street, Lakeport
Related Publications "Lakeport", Images of America Series, by Warren Huse, Page 60-61.
Additional Information 0.0
Repository From the collections of Laconia Public Library
People Ward
Search Terms Lakeport
Lake Village
Lake Paugus
Gold Street
Railroad Bridge
Old School House
James Bell ( steamer)
Appleton's Hosiery Mill
Locke's Hill ( Lakeport)
Long Bay
Lamprey (boat)
Subjects 1880s
Lakes & ponds
Residential facilities
Railroad companies
Railroad crossings
Railroad facilities
Railroad rails
Railroad shops & yards
Railroad signals
Railroad tracks
Railroad travel
School buildings
Educational facilities
Bays (Bodies of water)
Door windows
Doors & doorways
Boat landings
Freight depots