Monday, April 18, 2011
In 1932, downtown Middleborough was a vibrant shopping mecca for both the local community and neighboring towns, as this photograph of Center Street clearly indicates. Restaurants, grocery stores, other retail operations and professional offices filled the downtown district. Recognizable businesses captured in the photograph include the Central Cafe, Tripp's Candy Kitchen and Buck's Drugstore (indicated by the "Drugs" sign at the Four Corners). Conspicuous between the Central Cafe and the Peirce Block is the wood-frame Lincoln Block which would be demolished in 1940.