Friday, July 24, 2009

Improvements Following the Fire

The Home News, May 28, 1859

Mr. J. T. Hart has completed the stone foundation of the new stores of Bosworth, Wells & Co. They appear to be the most substantial. Mr. James Lewis, the contractor for the brick work, intends to have the walls up ready for the roof, inside of four weeks.

The Bank Building is roofed in, and will soon be ready for reoccupation. It is generally regretted that the directors of that institution did not think proper to put on a third story, uniform with the fine structure that Mr. James Holden is putting up on the ruins of the building recently occupied by Bosworth, Wells & Co.

Shipman & Co. and J. M. Booth have purchased the site of Slocomb’s late Shoe establishment of I. R. Waters, for $1000, and will erect there-on two fine structures, in place of the three which were burned.

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