Industry & Commerce

Chase Store, Post Office, Baring, ca. 1910

Chase Store, Post Office, Baring, ca. 1910
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Penobscot Marine Museum

The Granville Chase Store was the company store of the Chase sawmill enterprises in Baring. As with many general stores of its time, it doubled as the local post office.

From the front door, one had a view of the St. Croix River and the international bridge to Upper Mills, New Brunswick. Nearly everyone in town did their trade at the Chase store, and the store account of most was continually in the red.

Prices were high but options few for his customers, as Chase was the town’s only large employer. With the railroad depot nearby, the Chase store was at the center of village life in Baring for many decades.

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