1999 LaSalette Fire

The main building at LaSalette had several names and functions Solomon Sanitarium, Attleboro Springs and LaSalette. A magnificent building no matter the name. Sadly in 1999 careless smoking by one of the residents resulted in the total loss of the structure and his own life. I don’t know what it was about that building that …

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1969 Anniversary Parade

Location for these photos is approximately in front of the Cumberland Farms on County Street at the corner of Wall Street. The buildings in the background include the former Balfour plant, the present day Norking Co / Matrix Metals building at Riverbank Road.

1917 War Chest

The War Chest was used as a means to gather donations and create awareness of the campaign to raise funds for the war effort. It was essentially a temporary office with service windows where citizens could buy Liberty Bonds and Ration Coupons. Due in part to these campaigns American forces began arriving in Europe in …

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1912 Watson Block Fire

Oct. 29, 1912, several buildings on North Main Street were destroyed in the Watson Block fire. Cupolas on the schoolhouses on Sanford Street (Schoolhouse Hill) are visible in the background.

1894 Bicentennial

Someone with early photography skills took these pictures. Thank you who ever you were. Bates Opera House in its original 3 floor configuration. The fire (see Bates Bldg page) and subsequent renovations added the 4th floor as it has today. This view was likely taken from the church as the arches had not been built …

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