North Yarmouth Walnut Hill store, ca. 1876

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North Yarmouth Walnut Hill store, ca. 1876

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Description

This is the earliest known view of North Yarmouth’s Walnut Hill village store. It was erected in 1853 as the Union Store, a cooperative enterprise owned by 14 local men. In 1861 the building passed to Isaac S. Stanwood, who ran a general store here; he also served as the Walnut Hill postmaster. His name is clearly visible in the photo. Stanwood died in 1892 since then a variety of owners continued to operate a general store/farm supply here. In 1965 a lunch counter was added and in 1975 it became a restaurant exclusively.

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About This Item

  • Title: North Yarmouth Walnut Hill store, ca. 1876
  • Creation Date: circa 1876
  • Subject Date: circa 1876
  • Local Name: Walnut Hill village
  • Town: North Yarmouth
  • County: Cumberland
  • State: ME
  • Media: tintype
  • Dimensions: 7.9 cm x 10.9 cm
  • Local Code: MMN1.img029.jpg
  • Collection: Titcomb Family collection
  • Object Type: Image

For more information about this item, contact:

North Yarmouth Historical Society
10 Village Square Road , North Yarmouth, ME 04097
(207) 772-1568

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