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SV091 — Nelson Dionne Collection. View looking at a gabled business block at Town House Square on the corner of Washington and Essex. The block was home to businesses such as Joseph S. Rowe's hairdresser shop at 35 Washington St., Moses Sibley's tailor shop at 41 ½ Washington St., and C.S. Buffum's casket store at 43 Washington St. among many others. A sign for F.S. Peck's adjacent clothing store at 234 Essex Street is visible in the background. The gabled block appears to have been gone by 1872, being replaced by the Northey Building which is also non-extant. The building housing Army Barracks is now present on the site.


Salem, Washington Street, F.S. Peck, Moses Sibley, C.S. Buffum, Joseph S. Rowe, Town House Square

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