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

The New Depot on Third Street

 
 
The New Depot on Third Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
1. The New Depot on Third Street Marker
Inscription.  The New Depot on Third Street, after the arrival of the B&M railroad to Dover in 1842, attracted a variety of businesses including hotels, saloons, pool halls, restaurants, and stores catering to travelers' needs. This photo, from the 1920s, shows the United Cigar Store on the southwest corner, followed by the Dover Shoe Hospital, Sherry's Rexall Drug Store, and the widely-known Lampros Lunch. Just beyond are Tasker & Chesley Undertakers and the Strand Theater which opened on September 22, 1919 with Mary Pickford's film "Daddy Long Legs." Admission prices ranged from 11 cents to 28 cents. The Lyric Theater and the Hotel Kimball filled out the block. On the opposite side of the street is Merchants National Bank, founded in 1900. In the distance stands St. Mary's Catholic Church.
 
Erected 2015 by Faces of Dover, and Dover Main Street, Inc. (Marker Number 14.)
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: EntertainmentIndustry & CommerceRailroads & Streetcars. A significant historical year for this entry is 1842.
 
Location. 43° 11.907′ 
The New Depot on Third Street Marker image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
2. The New Depot on Third Street Marker
(looking west across Main Street and Central Avenue, then along Third Street in the distance)
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N, 70° 52.44′ W. Marker is in Dover, New Hampshire, in Strafford County. Marker is at the intersection of Main Street (New Hampshire Route 9) and Third Street, on the right when traveling north on Main Street. Marker is located on the sidewalk, overlooking Third Street to the west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 487 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. Merchants National Bank (a few steps from this marker); Dover’s Two Largest Retail Chain Stores (a few steps from this marker); The American House Hotel (within shouting distance of this marker); The Two Morrill Blocks (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Dover NH WW I Dobbins Memorial (about 400 feet away); The Dover Mill Girls (about 500 feet away); St. John's Methodist Church (about 500 feet away); Dover's Black Day (about 700 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 . . .
1. Third Street, 1920s. (Submitted on July 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. Third Street. (This link presents more details and photographs of the businesses on Third Street.) (Submitted on July 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

3. The B&M Railroad Station in Dover, New Hampshire. (This link presents more details and photographs of the Boston & Maine Railroad in Dover) (Submitted on July 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.) 

4. Dover’s Strand Theater turning 100 with big future plans
The Stand Theater, 20 Third Street image. Click for full size.
By Cosmos Mariner, July 9, 2019
3. The Stand Theater, 20 Third Street
. Third Street’s historic Strand Theater celebrated its September 22, 2019 centennial by showing the same film it did on its inaugural opening night, Mary Pickford’s “Daddy Long Legs,” exactly one century after the silent film first graced the Strand’s big screen. In 1929, it was the first theater in New Hampshire to play a talkie, a film called “Alias Jimmy Valentine.” Twenty-six years later, the Strand hosted the world premiere of “The McConnell Story,” which was based on the life of Dover High School graduate and Air Force Capt. Joe McConnell, who shot down 16 Korean planes before dying in a plane crash after the war in 1954. (Submitted on July 5, 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 52 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2020, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.

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