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The Amherst House Block stood at the corner of South Pleasant and Amity Streets. The Amherst House Hotel was in operation on the upper levels and a number of businesses were located on the street level. Note the Jones Library signs on the second…

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This structure was built on the site where Noah Webster's house was located during the time he spent in Amherst writing his dictionary (1812-1822). It was built as the Hygeian Hotel. This statement was printed in the Springfield Republican edition of…

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Main Street businesses from Cook's Block east to the Lincoln Building. Visible businesses include W. F. Aubuchon Co., Town House Restaurant, Douglass-Marsh Furniture, The Gift Nook, and Bosco Cleaners. The two businesses on the left side of the…

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Upper Main Street is torn up as men lay track for the Amherst and Sunderland Street Railroad. Business blocks in Phoenix Row are visible on the right, and the Amherst House is visible in the background.

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Reproduction of a lithograph of the original Phoenix Row building looking east down Main Street. Building signs include Phoenix Hall Straw Works and D. Mack Jr. and Son. Horse and carts cluster near the buildings, while people stroll the street. On…

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View of Peter Suprenant's market store and Sing Lee Laundry in Judges Block on Main Street. Judges Block is located just east of Town Hall. This building was originally located on the site of Town Hall and called Palmer Block.

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East end of Phoenix Row on Main Street in Amherst showing the building which housed the studio of John L. Lovell on the right. There is a horse and wagon in the street and a clock outside one of the shops.

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Early view of Phoenix Row business blocks. Written on verso: "Before 1873-no gaslights; shows Charles Deuel store, Deuel's store in Amherst House Block by 1886 according to town directory."

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View of upper Phoenix Row on Main Street in Amherst with awnings on some of the store fronts. Written on verso: "I work right where I made the two marks; gas lamps put in 1873, out by 1894."

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View south on South Pleasant Street with Merchants' Row on the right.

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View north on South Pleasant Street with Merchants' Row on the left and horses with wagons tied up along the road.

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Merchants' Row (also known as Commercial Row) viewed from the grassy Town Common with the first Amherst House on the right.

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View of the American House Hotel and business blocks in Phoenix Row on Main Street.

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View looking south on South Pleasant Street with Merchants' Row on the right. Written on verso:" B. H. Williams occupied marked building as tailor's store; I marked just above where our old sign is in picture; the fire started from the store on the…

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View looking east down Main Street with Phoenix Row on the left and horses and wagons parked along the road. This photograph was taken before 1868 when Palmer Block was built.
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