Monday, April 18, 2011

Downtown Middleborough, 1932

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.


Anonymous said...

I am a bit confused. Which direction is this photo taken? Great photo btw.

Mike said...

The photograph was taken from nearly in front of the former Middleboro Clothing Company on Center Street looking towards the Four Corners. The Peirce Block and the Savings Bank Building (painted with "Boots & Shoes", the lower part of which is visible behind the Tripp's Ice Cream sign) mark the intersection of Center and Main Streets.

Anonymous said...

Thanks Mike.

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