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Can you name the location?
corner of State & Main

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Urban renewal area. The empty lot in the foreground is now the site of the Holday Inn.



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Compare this view with #261 from 4/20. This one is several weeks later. The building on the right in this view is in the background of #261. The building next to it in #261 has been demolished in this view.


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Wrong--the empty lot in foreground is now City Hall


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I don't agree that the empty lot in the foreground is the site of the current city hall. Look at the street light in the foreground. It hangs out over State Street. The back side of city hall is close to the river, not on a street. What I can't remember is when the old Hunter Machine plant was torn down. I think the picture was taken from the roof of it.


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Empty lot is where the hotel stands now


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Faith & bejabbers but to be surrrre, 'tis the site of the hotel. Look straight ahead, and a bit to the right, across State St., (now American Legion Drive,) and you can see the 1st Aggie Bank building. Seeing all of the awnings in the down position, on the front of the Boston Store, (the "white" building in the center of ther pic,) reminds me of the old promo for that side of the street. "ON THE SUNNY SIDE OF THE STREET!" Rusty


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Nearest empty lot where old Richmond theatre stood and across the street lot is where the old Cuttings store stood and McCraw & Tatro department stores.I saw Snow Whitw and the seven dwarfs at the old Richmond and many, many weekend chapter movies for nickles and dimes.


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Ah these photos make me sad. I wish they had never torn down the beautiful old buildings. The heart of North Adams is forever gone.


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Old Richmond Hotel, Beloins Jewelryetc. Continuing down the street not shown light only, was where the old fire staion, police station, train station, LeVesques barber shop, Paul was a fireman then and later took over his dads barber shop, chinese lawndry etc. Way back I carried lunches for Paul and his dad for .50 cents each a week. John D.


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And remember May at Pebles Jewlrey? The Wooden Indian and the shoe store where you could put your feet in the bottom and see them thru the machine...and Melcher's fabric and sewing machines shop...oh those great old stores!


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I REMEMBER THEM TOO..WHEN STATE STREET WAS STATE STREET..I LOVED MAE PEEBLES AND HER ANTIQUE JEWLERY, MY ITALIAN GRANDFATHER, JOHN TOOK ME TO THE RICHMOND THEATER TO SEE CARTOONS ON SAT....HE AND HIS SON, POT OWNED A SMALL DINER AT THE CORNER OF STATE AND SUMMER..HIS SISTER WAS JENNIE CANTONE(OWNER OF THE CAPITAL RESTAURANT). I REMEMBER THE MELCHERS, CUTTINGS, MCGRAW AND TATRO, THE SHOE PLACE THAT YOU COULD LOOK IN THE MACHINE AND SEE YOUR FEET, THE CIGAR STORE INDIAN, FLORENCES DRESS SHOP, THE MOHAWK GIFT SHOP...AND MRS COTTRELL, THE ENGLISH LADY WHO HAD ALL KINDS OF GOODIES ON BANK STREET....DOES ANYONE REMEMBER HER ENGLISH TEA CAKES? I WANT ONE! THE CHINEESE LAUNDRY, THE SMALL BUILDING THAT HOUSED BANNANA'S WHEN THEY ARRIVED IN TOWN...I WAS SCARED TO THE BIG SPIDERS THAT MIGHT BE MIXED IN WITH THEM...THE AMERICAN HOUSE, ARMSTRONGS, BAR...THE OLD FIRE HOUSE AND THE RAILROAD STATION...WONDERFUL MEMORIES FOR ME!


What was the Year?
1969

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another triumph for the Bianco administration


What was the Year?
1969

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What a shame that this "urban Renewal" took place and North Adams lost so many Beautiful old buidings. I'm only glad to have moved away before it began but still miss my "home town" and how it used to look.


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