Littleton in Grafton County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
When fire claimed Jacob M. Salomon’s dry goods store on this site, he built this angled Georgian Revival showpiece in 1912, capping three decades of Main Street development begun by H. L. Tilton. Salomon (1878-1945) saluted his neighbor with cast iron moldings, keystoned windows and the town’s first movie theater. A dome once crowned the rounded corner. Gutted by fire in 1917, the block was rebuilt, with façade and Star Theater intact. Saranac Gloves were stitched here after the factory closed in 1960. John B Eames bought the Star in 1920, and 77 years later, his son, attorney John B. Eames acquired the block and began careful restoration.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Architecture • Industry & Commerce. A significant historical year for this entry is 1912.
Location. 44° 18.343′ N, 71° 46.21′ W. Marker is in Littleton, New Hampshire, in Grafton County. Marker is on Cottage Street south of Main Street (U.S. 302), on the right when traveling south. Marker is a metal plaque mounted at eye-level directly on the subject building. Marker is mounted on the front wall Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 6 Cottage Street, Littleton NH 03561, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Littleton Stamp & Coin Co. (within shouting distance of this marker); Tilton's Opera Block (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Methodist Church (about 300 feet away); Harrington Block (about 400 feet away); Jax Jr. Cinemas (about 400 feet away); Eames Building (about 400 feet away); Chutter Block (about 600 feet away); Rounsevel Building (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Littleton.
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Also see . . . Salomon Block.
The building once housed the Star Theater, the town's first movie theater, operated by John B. Eames. Today, the building consists of a fitness center where the theater once was, commercial storefronts and modern apartments on the second and third floors featuring riverside views. The Salomon Block received a New Hampshire Main Street Award for the remodeling work done to the building. (Submitted on April 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on November 2, 2020. It was originally submitted on April 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 150 times since then and 14 times this year. Photos: 1. submitted on April 14, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. 2, 3. submitted on April 15, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.