Front View Sepia Photograph Farmington Opera House Main Street Pre 1928 Fire Postcard

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Front View Sepia Photograph Farmington Opera House Main Street Pre 1928 Fire Postcard

Description

Front right view sepia photograph postcard of the Farmington Opera House, Main Street, in downtown Farmington The view is of the front and left side of the building from Main Street. The three story building with an internal mezzanine or balcony was brick with wooden trim. It featured many double high windows on the front and both sides. It had a simple single story portico with a small roof. Four chimneys can be sen in the photo. The photo is set sometime in early spring, late fall or winter. No snow is on the ground, but deciduous trees do not have their leaves. Trees and surrounding buildings can be seen in the background. Boudin Street can be seen to the right od the buidling all the way back to Worcester Street. Trees surround the biulding at a distance and granite posts or hitches stand in front of the buidling by the road on Main Street.


A February 10, 1928 fire effectively burned the Farmington Opera House to the ground. The library and town offices, along with most books, artifacts, and town records, from earlier periods perished in the fire.

Condition: Fair. The front photo of the post card has a black paper adhered to it in two places. Adhesive may be present on other portions as well.


Size: 3.5" x 5.5"



FHS-Kyle Leach

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Unknown, “Front View Sepia Photograph Farmington Opera House Main Street Pre 1928 Fire Postcard,” Farmington Historical Society-Museum of Farmington History, accessed July 25, 2024, https://farmingtonnhhistory.omeka.net/items/show/681.