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Dover in Strafford County, New Hampshire — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Doverís Two Largest Retail Chain Stores

 
 
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By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
1. Doverís Two Largest Retail Chain Stores Marker
Inscription.  Doverís two largest retail chain stores can be seen on opposite sides of Central Avenue: Montgomery Ward, on the left, faced J.J. Newberry's on the corner of Second Street. The “new” Morrill Block, rebuilt after a devastating fire in January 1932 wiped out 26 businesses there, stands between Second and Third Streets on the right side. Stores in the Morrill Block included The Besse Store for men's clothing, Michel's for ladies' apparel, Edmond W. Aubert's shoe store, Tober's Dry Goods, and Lothrop & Pinkham's Pharmacy. Upstairs were Clyde Whitehouse, optometrist, and Hector's Barber Shop. F.W. Woolworths, another "five and dime," was just down the street.

In the center of the photo stands the Morrill Fountain, donated by Joseph Morrill's descendants to the city in 1914. Note that traffic on Central Avenue was two-way!
 
Erected 2015 by Faces of Dover, and Dover Main Street, Inc. (Marker Number 13.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Industry & Commerce.
 
Location. 43° 11.899′ N,
Doverís Two Largest Retail Chain Stores Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
2. Doverís Two Largest Retail Chain Stores Marker
(Franklin Square in background)
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70° 52.43′ W. Marker is in Dover, New Hampshire, in Strafford County. Marker is on Main Street (New Hampshire Route 9) north of Chapel Street (New Hampshire Route 4), on the right when traveling north. Marker is located on the sidewalk, overlooking Franklin Square to the southwest. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 481 Central Avenue, Dover NH 03820, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The New Depot on Third Street (a few steps from this marker); Merchants National Bank (within shouting distance of this marker); The American House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Two Morrill Blocks (within shouting distance of this marker); The Dover Mill Girls (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dover NH WW I Dobbins Memorial (about 500 feet away); St. John's Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Dover's Black Day (about 600 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Dover.
 
Related markers. Click here for a list of markers that are related to this marker.
 
Also see . . .  Franklin (Upper) Square. (Submitted on July 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 5, 2020. It was originally submitted on July 2, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 74 times since then and 19 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 4, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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