Contributed by Maine Maritime Museum
This sepia-toned photograph of 80 Centre Street on the southeast corner of Washington and Centre Streets shows the H. L. & W. E. Chase grocery store. According to notes on the back of the photograph, Mr. Walter Chase is cutting bananas at the store's doorway. A variety of goods are displayed outside to entice the pedestrian customer. Walter E. Chase (1865-1939) and his father Hiram (1831-1892) ran the store from the 1880s until the early 1930s. Hiram Chase had been in the grocery business with a series of partners from the 1860s. On the second floor, Oscar R. Adams had his tailoring and clothes-cleaning establishment from the late 1880s until 1938, some fifty years. Many stores in the downtown had businesses that stayed in them for remarkably lengthy times.
About This Item
- Title: Chase Grocery Store, Bath, ca. 1895
- Creation Date: circa 1895
- Subject Date: circa 1895
- Location: Bath, Sagadahoc County, ME
- Media: Photographic print
- Dimensions: 15.2 cm x 20.5 cm
- Local Code: MMM G72.310.23 #51503
- Object Type: Image
Cross Reference Searches
Standardized Subject Headings
- Centre Street (Bath, Me.)
- Grocery stores--Maine--Bath
- Stores & shops--Maine--Bath
- Washington Street (Bath, Me.)
For more information about this item, contact:Maine Maritime Museum
243 Washington Street, Bath, ME 04530
Use of this Item is not restricted by copyright and/or related rights, but the holding organization is contractually obligated to limit use. For more information, please contact the contributing organization. However, watermarked Maine Memory Network images may be used for educational purposes.
Please post your comment below to share with others. If you'd like to privately share a comment or correction with MMN staff, please use this form.