Chase Grocery Store, Bath, ca. 1895

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.

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  • 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

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