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Blacksmith Shop
Blacksmith Shop at Hancock Street and Columbia Road
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 Photograph probably from the 1880s of a blacksmith shop, Columbia Road at Hancock St. The stable behind is Wheelock?s Stable and the sign on the right is for painter John Hill. The handwriting at the bottom of the picture says: Old tree last of five set out by Upham. In the map you can see the red building marked Livery Stable Wheelock (red indicates brick or masonry). At the point you see the letters BSS, possibly for Black Smith Shop.

Behind the shop on the right, you can see the building where John Bell, a painter and decorator had his business. Further back on the left you can see the sign for Wheelock’s Stable. For a short time at the end of the 19th century and beginning of the 20th, the newly-built grand houses needed stable services for their horses and carriages, but the automobile quickly made stables obsolete.

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Created: May 8, 2011   Modified: May 8, 2011