Benoit and Webber, Westbrook, ca. 1890
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The Benoit and Webber store opened at 87 Main St. in Westbrook in 1890. Arthur Henri Benoit, a French Canadian who had moved to Biddeford, went into partnership with C. H. Webber. From here, Benoit opened clothing stores under the name A.H. Benoit Co. and Benoit's, notably in Portland, Lewiston Brunswick, Biddeford and Ogunquit.