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Old 10-10-2020, 07:43 PM   #1
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Old Wolfeboro

The Old Inns and Boat Landings, Street Scenes Ect.









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Great pictures!! In the last picture, the only thing missing is "Hot Dog Bob" and his cart.
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There are trees--and a horse (!) in the picture.
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What is the name of the boat in the next to last picture? It looks like 100 passengers and single lifeboat, capacity 10. On the other hand, it appears the Mount has no lifeboat in the last picture.
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The people in the photos look like a movie cast, wearing fine clothing and hats.

It appears that a lifeboat is located at the starboard stern of the Mount.

Note the horsedrawn delivery sled in the first photo.

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The people in the photos look like a movie cast, wearing fine clothing and hats.

It appears that a lifeboat is located at the starboard stern of the Mount.

Note the horsedrawn delivery sled in the first photo.

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I remember once a long time ago that "User / Member Tis" mentioned that there were a lot of high society / grand hotels in Wolfeboro. I guess this would be one of the by products of that grand old time period. Interesting that a lot of these old photos feature women dressed in white. Imagine how they kept all the clothes clean without a washing machine. At our first old camp we had one of those old fashioned wringer washers that my mother constantly worried about that one of us kids would get our hands caught on / in.
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In the Hobb's Landing postcard......what exactly is going on under that red umbrella?
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What is the name of the boat in the next to last picture? It looks like 100 passengers and single lifeboat, capacity 10. On the other hand, it appears the Mount has no lifeboat in the last picture.
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I think the vessel in the forth picture is the Gov. Endicott.
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It is the Gov. Endicott.
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With respect to the Hobb's Landing post card - "What happens under the umbrella stays under the umbrella".
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This was the North Main Street Bus. The kids who lived above Forest Road rode free and those who lived below paid. It was Alvin Hatch's bus. He had a jewelry business in the midwest but moved to Wolfeboro after marrying his wife "The Goose " of Goose Corner. In Wolfeboro he became a "gentleman farmer".
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This was the North Main Street Bus. The kids who lived above Forest Road rode free and those who lived below paid. It was Alvin Hatch's bus. He had a jewelry business in the midwest but moved to Wolfeboro after marrying his wife "The Goose " of Goose Corner. In Wolfeboro he became a "gentleman farmer".
How the hell do you know all this. But I'm glad you do. How long did you live there. Very cool you have this knowledge.
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I have seen this picture before. If the whole picture was in view you would see Mr. Hatch to the left with his dog Chief. I love the history of the town. In this particular instance I had personal knowledge of the family so I know a little more about them. Mrs. Hatch was quite a character. She wrote a little book called Goose Quills. She wrote for the Granite State News too. Obviously she didn't believe a woman's place was in the home even in those days. Unfortunately they didn't have any kids.
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Was the Brook and Bridle inn located in Wolfeboro or on Roberts Cove Rd in Alton? As I recall Bonnie Dunbar's place of that name was in Alton.
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Was the Brook and Bridle inn located in Wolfeboro or on Roberts Cove Rd in Alton? As I recall Bonnie Dunbar's place of that name was in Alton.
Yes,East Alton near Roberts cove. Now owned by Brewster Academy in Wolfeboro.
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Here is an old one from wolfeboro, from my old friends collection
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Wentworth, do you know where that is? Is it Wolfeboro Falls at the junction of 28 and 109A?
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He told me it was, but couldnít confirm myself .heres another from 1916 ,the man on left with hat started one of the first resorts .
Titled a Two hour catch on the original photo.
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That photo is interesting .it shows old fire prevention techniques. The beams on the ceiling are chamfered or rounded to prevent flames from catching the edges of the beams. Learned that from the man who gave Me the photos and shad several fires at his resort.
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Why is it that today, immediate downtown on-street parking on North Main Street is parallel and on South Main Street it's diagonal? I'm pretty sure that during the 1950's, it was all parallel.
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Why is it that today, immediate downtown on-street parking on North Main Street is parallel and on South Main Street it's diagonal? I'm pretty sure that during the 1950's, it was all parallel.
Interesting question. But I think it used to be mostly all diagonal. Now it's mixed. Who knows why?????
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Interesting question. But I think it used to be mostly all diagonal. Now it's mixed. Who knows why?????
There was no room for regular traffic when delivery trucks made their stops?
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There was no room for regular traffic when delivery trucks made their stops?
I assume it was a space thing, yes. But do you remember if they made the sidewalks wider? Also at one point there were elm trees everywhere.
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From some time in the 1950's

For the benefit of the younger Forum members: Yes, we did used to have several pharmacies on Main Street (as seen in the photo).

Also, note the original location of Bradley's Hardware prior to relocating to its current location at 22 Railroad Avenue.

Now does anyone remember what used to be in the 22 Railroad Ave building before Bradley's moved there? I believe it used to be some kind of meat processing facility. Am I correct?
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Yes it was. We called it the Locker Plant.
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Yes it was. We called it the Locker Plant.
Can you remember Bill Todesco,

www.baker-gagnefuneralhomes.com/obituary/2797483

the butcher at the Wolfeboro Locker Plant sometime before he opened the Sears Catalog Merchant Store in 1966!
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Can you remember Bill Todesco,

www.baker-gagnefuneralhomes.com/obituary/2797483

the butcher at the Wolfeboro Locker Plant sometime before he opened the Sears Catalog Merchant Store in 1966!
Of course I do. Before he died he had a little stand like Hot Dog Bob. His was by Spencer Hughes Realty-now called Verani I think.

Sorry, I didn't open the obituary. It said that. I can barely remember the Locker Plant so I don't remember him working there but I do remember going there with my mom and dad.
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Looks like a train depot but it seems it was a popcorn place of some sort right on the water front. Anyone know of this place an exactly where it was. I guess you did not have to always to go to the weirs to get it back in the day.



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Dockside now. At one time
there was a huge building there Owned by the railroad but it burned
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Tis ....... Thank you it looked like the Dockside but still a little bit different.
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Famous Wolfeboro destination from years ago

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One of my favorite post cards with the Brewster Academy tower in the background. I have seen two versions of this same exact post card one painted like this one and another card as a photograph of what appears to be teenagers enjoying a summer day at the waterfront.



?? Can't tell from the image ,, Is that a water ski on the dock can not tell from this image.
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That does look like a water ski. The tower is the town hall. Brewster would be to the right of the picture.
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That does look like a water ski. The tower is the town hall. Brewster would be to the right of the picture.
Thank you Tis for pointing out my error on the academy, you are correct its the town hall building.
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What is now the Town Hall was donated to Wolfeboro by John Brewster.

Built in 1888, you've got to stand on the sidewalk and take it all in. It's impressive and much grander than it looks from a drive-by.

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Brewster_Memorial_Hall
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The photo version of the postcard. Wonder what year this card was made?



?? Was not the Mount Washington II only for 1 or two years at best and then they dropped the name.
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From a long time ago when the pace (of life) was a lot slower in the lakes region

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Question Landmarks Needed...

"North" Main Street takes a traveler west out of town. This view must be miles away--perhaps photographed from Winter Harbor?

Maybe the area now occupied by "Robin Acres"?

Anyone recognize any of those barns as landmarks?
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APS, I don't think it's out as far as Robin Acres. I think the upper part of the picture could be the top of North Main St. hill. Remember there were no trees then, all fields so it might look further than it is? I wish the building were a little clearer though. I think the houses along the lake are Sewall Road.
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Thatís a tough one. The topography has changed so much in the last 100 yrs itís hard to identify a specific local , especially since time has moved on and the old timer contingent is pretty much gone now as well.
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Other speed boats from back in the day Lady W. and Lady J. out of northeast marine.

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These great old pictures create a beautiful scene of a life that will never again exist around here. The few that have memories, and experiences, they can connect to the photos are fortunate, just as we are fortunate to hear their extended thoughts.

I know this suggestion is out of the realm of the Lakes Region- but if you know ANYTHING about NYC, you owe it to yourself to read the 1970 novel (illustrated novel- and still in print!)- Time and Again, by Jack Finney.

I read this book once a year, every year, for 20 years after first receiving it from a friend. It's a peaceful respite from the pace of today's life in a beautifully written hand.

You have time- sit back, relax and get lost in this fabulous story!
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Brewster was so pretty when it was an open field to the lake. Top, do you have post cards? Where are all these pictures from?
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Question Point Maryland?

"Point Maryland" seems to only exist on this post card. 'Never seen it on a map, or heard any mention of it.

'Good picture of Wolfeboro's "Dockside". I have an early photo taken by my family there, but there was no covered waiting area in the picture. The parked cars "speak" of the early-through-late 1940s, so this was a post-war photograph.

Beyond Rust Pond is Copple Crown Mountain, also rendered as one word--"Copplecrown".
Abandoned "Moose Mountain Ski Slope" was located there, not to be confused with Moose Mountain near Vermont.

Brewster had a nice open campus, but most has been built up. Their endowment must be impressive. Brewster's "message" has certainly morphed since I attended.

The new (and huge) "Pinckney Boathouse" ($600,000 in 1988) really stuck out along the shoreline! NH 's architects were impressed.

Who was Pinckney, you ask? IDK...
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I never heard of Point Maryland either. Hmmm. Pinckney I believe was somebody who donated the bulk of the money to build the boathouse-from one of the more recent attendees-not back in the older days.

The Lakeview Farm Restaurant was where O's is now and the Inn on Main. It was just above the main building.
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Question Horses plus Cars?

I would've said 1920s, back when cars had wood-spoked wheels; however, I found this at Wikipedia:
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"The U.S. state of New Hampshire first required its residents to register their motor vehicles and display license plates in 1905".


I thought the building at the right had been constructed to house Wolfeboro First National Bank. 'Guess not... Now I wish I'd kept my savings passbook as a souvenir.
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I would've said 1920s, back when cars had wood-spoked wheels; however, I found this at Wikipedia:

I thought the building at the right had been constructed to house Wolfeboro First National Bank. 'Guess not... Now I wish I'd kept my savings passbook as a souvenir.
Interesting photograph. I notice no railroad tracks crossing Main Street so I wonder when the Wolfeboro train terminated at the Railroad Avenue station instead of the actual waterfront location? Anyone know?

Also, wasn't there a period of time when appliances were sold at the Wolfeboro First National Bank after the bank initially moved out of there?
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Hopefully this link will work. If not you might want to do an online search for "Dartmouth collection Sanborn Maps". these were maps done for the purpose of evaluating fire risks for insurance purposes and can have an amazing amount of information.
https://collections.dartmouth.edu/ar...a&sv=wolfeboro

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Interesting photograph. I notice no railroad tracks crossing Main Street so I wonder when the Wolfeboro train terminated at the Railroad Avenue station instead of the actual waterfront location? Anyone know?
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It still ran across Main Street in 1914 but I couldn't find an exact date when the tracks were ripped up.
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This section of a1928 topographical map of Wolfeboro indicates that the tracks still crossed Main Street to the Lake Station.
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Someone on the forum must have a story about this place.



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...I notice no railroad tracks crossing Main Street so I wonder when the Wolfeboro train terminated at the Railroad Avenue station instead of the actual waterfront location?...
My guess is the tracks are likely embedded / flush with the street vs. the raised bed and/or formal crossings we think of today. Another example:

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This is an interesting photo posted by Stilljester. Does anyone have an idea of an approximate year this photo was taken? McDude says the railroad tracks crossing Main Street were removed in 1914 so we do know it's prior to 1914.

I did enlarge it and made a few mental notes; The Town does have telephone (electric) poles, there are no gasoline vehicles visible on the street (all horse drawn vehicles), and it appears to be a reduced sized steam powered railroad engine actively crossing Main Street.
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McDude says the railroad tracks crossing Main Street were removed in 1914 so we do know it's prior to 1914.
I said they were still there in 1914 and the map indicates they were still there in 1928
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This is an interesting photo posted by Stilljester. Does anyone have an idea of an approximate year this photo was taken?
Per New York Public Library, 1907
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Any guesses on where this place was years ago.

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Where was this place? With my bad eyes this appears to be overlooking Alton Bay but is titled Wolfeboro anyone know? Looks like Rattlesnake Island in the distance above the single car in the back ground.

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It looks more like Alton to me also. I don't remember seeing a picture of that place in Wolfeboro pictures.
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Tis, thankyou for the reply was hoping you would chime in. Glad you seem to think it is Alton bay too. Maybe Senter Cove Guy guy knows.
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It looks like they were selling Texaco Gasoline; wherever it is......
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I am wondering if it could be the cabins on old 28-you can see them from the "new" 28 on the left heading toward Wolfeboro. Are they called "Hilltop" now? Can't remember the name but Bob Gavill owns them and he is the nicest guy you could ever meet. It just kind of looks like that area to me but I could be all wrong. Just guessing.
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The postcard says Wolfeboro Road Alton NH Route 28.


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Thank you Gillygirl

Maybe "mcdude" would know a little bit more about the place
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That fits the place I described. It would be old 28 out of Wolfeboro. If you went by Robert's Cove almost to the end of that road before you hit the new 28 that would be the location. It really looks like the area.
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My best guess is East Alton some where in the Roberts Cove area .
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Default The oldest natural history museum in New Hampshire.

Built from timber/lumber from Rattlesnake island.


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Wolfeboro Dock Station around 1910. The Boston & Maine train stops at the new station.


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Wolfeboro Falls Station around 1910.

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Libby Museum ought to be on everybody's "to do" list. It is open to the public, and there is an opportunity to voluntarily donate toward the upkeep. There is an organization, "Friends of he Libby Museum", incorporated as a non-profit, which provides structure to the Museum.

Within the Museum,a visitor will find all kinds of natural history exhibits, animals, artifacts, diorama-type displays, written material. During the summer they sponsor educational programs with speakers and traveling exhibits.

It is on Route 109 in Wolfeboro, just south of the Tuftonboro line. It is accessible by boat, although the docking is extremely limited.

There is something for all ages. I have been going there at least once a summer for over 50 years.
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Libby Museum ought to be on everybody's "to do" list. It is open to the public, and there is an opportunity to voluntarily donate toward the upkeep. There is an organization, "Friends of he Libby Museum", incorporated as a non-profit, which provides structure to the Museum.

Within the Museum,a visitor will find all kinds of natural history exhibits, animals, artifacts, diorama-type displays, written material. During the summer they sponsor educational programs with speakers and traveling exhibits.

It is on Route 109 in Wolfeboro, just south of the Tuftonboro line. It is accessible by boat, although the docking is extremely limited.

There is something for all ages. I have been going there at least once a summer for over 50 years.
Does that make you a relic, Camp Guy? 50 years on exhibit.

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Here are lots and lots of Old Wolfeboro Photos:

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Very interesting collection of photos.

If you look carefully at one of the photos, you can see the Gulf Gas Station was originally located at the Ford Dealership prior to moving across the street to where the Yum Yum Shop is today.

Thank you for posting the collection of photos!
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