Alameda Hall Interior, Bath, ca. 1889

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Description

A variety of goods and service on display during a grange fair in the Alameda Hall in Bath around 1889. In addition to the handmade quilts and plates of apples, local merchants were also present, including Ledyard's clothing, Spinney & Hayes confectionary, the H. L. & W. E. Chase grocery store, and J. C. Higgins & Son, the photographic studio responsible for this image.

The Alameda was built in the fall of 1883 by the Alameda Association, a group of young men eager to make their mark in Bath, and to provide members of their generation with a space that fit their social and cultural activities. The men of the Association included Harry H. Donnell (1863-1926), John O. Patten (1861-1899), Henry E. Stetson (1862-1945), Frank H. Haggett (1861-1931) and his father Amos Haggett (1835-1914). When the building opened in 1884 it was initially used for roller skating, but the rink was easily and quickly adapted for other public purposes. The hall became the center of many public events such as dances hosted by fraternal organizations, Bath High School graduations, and political rallies.

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About This Item

  • Title: Alameda Hall Interior, Bath, ca. 1889
  • Creator: J. C. Higgins & Son, Photographers
  • Creation Date: circa 1889
  • Subject Date: circa 1889
  • Town: Bath
  • County: Sagadahoc
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 13.2 cm x 21.3 cm
  • Local Code: MMM G79.143.420.4
  • Object Type: Image

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