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Near the Old Prison / À Coté de l'Ancienne Prison

The Museum in the Streets / Le Musée dans le Rue

 
 
Near the Old Prison / À Coté de l'Ancienne Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2011
1. Near the Old Prison / À Coté de l'Ancienne Prison Marker
Inscription.
Near the Old Prison
The Georges Hotel stood at the intersection of Main and Georges Street where there now is an empty lot. It burned to the ground leaving the three chimneys standing. On a very windy day several years after the fire, one of the chimneys was blown over on a man who happened to be walking past the site. His absence was realized only when the debris was cleared. Following that tragedy, the other two chimneys were quickly removed. Below, the woman walking across Wadsworth Street, at the "Upper Corner", was Mrs. Sanford, a noted photographer in Thomaston. The corner of what is now the Prison Show Room can be seen on the right of the photograph. In 1892 the building housed the J. B. Pearson Clothing Factory, a major employer of seamstresses who made men's clothing.

À Coté de l'Ancienne Prison
L'Hôtel Georges était situé à l'angle de la Grande Rue et de Georges Street, où rien n'a été construit depuis. Un jour, l'hôtel est détruit par un incendie et seules ses trois cheminées subsistent. Bien plus tard, un jour de grand vent, l'une de celles-ci s'écroule sur un malheureux passant dont on ne décourvre le corps qu'une fois les débris retirés. Bien entendu, cette tragédie conduit au démantèlement quasi-immédiat des deux cheminées restantes. Sur l'autre photographie, la femme qui traverse Wadsworth
Main Photo on Near the Old Prison / À Coté de l'Ancienne Prison Marker image. Click for full size.
By Unknown, undated
2. Main Photo on Near the Old Prison / À Coté de l'Ancienne Prison Marker
Courtesy of Thomaston Historical Society
Street est Madame Sanford, une photographe locale, à l'époque connue de tous. Derrière elle, on aperçoit le coin de ce qui est aujourd'hui la salle d'exposition de l'ancienne prison. En 1892, ce bâtiment était l'usine textile de J. B. Pearson qui employait de nombreuses counturières pour la confection de vêtements pour hommes. A l'origine, Wadsworth Street se nommait Meeting House Road.
 
Erected by the Thomaston Library, the Thomaston Historical Society, and Thomaston Town Office. (Marker Number 12.)
 
Location. 44° 4.667′ N, 69° 11.438′ W. Marker is in Thomaston, Maine, in Knox County. Marker is at the intersection of City Avenue / Main Street (Maine Route 131) and Georges Street, on the right when traveling east on City Avenue / Main Street. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Thomaston ME 04861, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 5 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. War Memorial (about 800 feet away, measured in a direct line); The Voyage of Captain George Waymouth (approx. 0.2 miles away); Civil War Soldiers and Sailors Memorial (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomaston Historical Timeline (approx. 0.4 miles away); The Builders, the Captains and the Seamen of Thomaston Ships
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By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2011
3. Near the Old Prison / À Coté de l'Ancienne Prison Marker
(approx. 0.4 miles away); Welcome to Thomaston, Maine, the Town That Went to Sea (approx. 0.4 miles away); Walter Hamor Piston (approx. 4.3 miles away); World Wars Memorial (approx. 4.4 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Thomaston.
 
Also see . . .
1. Museum in the Streets Information. (Submitted on April 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
2. Early History of Thomaston. (Submitted on April 20, 2012, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made Features
 
Empty Lot Where Georges Hotel Once Stood image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., September 20, 2011
4. Empty Lot Where Georges Hotel Once Stood
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 484 times since then and 17 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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