Ingraham's Corner, Winthrop and Water Streets, Hallowell, ca. 1895

Contributed by Frank Trask through Hubbard Free Library

Ingraham's Corner, Winthrop and Water Streets, Hallowell, ca. 1895

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James Ingraham arrived in Hallowell in 1813 and purchased the lot now occupied by the Brick Store and City Hall. He built a corner store locals referred to as a rum shop. The store was connected to his dwelling house by a large shed that served as a store house and stable. Disaster struck in February, 1826 when one Hallowell's largest fires destroyed all his buildings. A brick store was built between 1826 and 1828 and over the years housed stores, the American Advocate newspaper, a reading room, the Hallowell Fire Department, the Knights of Pythias, and antique shops. It is currently occupied by a real estate firm.

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  • Title: Ingraham's Corner, Winthrop and Water Streets, Hallowell, ca. 1895
  • Creation Date: circa 1895
  • Subject Date: circa 1895
  • Town: Hallowell
  • County: Kennebec
  • State: ME
  • Media: Photographic print
  • Dimensions: 9 cm x 12 cm
  • Local Code: CP002019
  • Object Type: Image

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