Last week we shared another vintage photo on our Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page and invited our viewers to play some Vintage Essex Trivia! Thank you to Todd Goff for finding and sharing the photo above with us.
These uniformed musicians are standing in the center of Main Street in Essex, NY. Perhaps this marching band was posing before or after one of Essex’s Fourth of July parades? The street is still dirt-packed, so the photo was taken before the main town roads were paved. Does anyone have a guess as to the date? (Probably late 1800s or early 1900s I’d guess?)
On the right is possibly a segment of Wright’s Inn, then the Old Brick Store, followed by the white building which was at one time the former Post Office, and finally on that side is the large building that may be the Old Brick Block that burned down in 1924 (in that location today sits the current Post Office).
On the left is one of the Essex storefronts that today houses Lake Champlain Yoga & Wellness. Can anyone name any of buildings I missed?
Check out what people already had to say about this photo:
Peter Cross: Looks like Main Street to me, North end.
Greater Adirondack Ghost and Tour Company (Plattsburgh, NY): Wonderful photograph!
Dianne Lansing: Check out the fence around the Manse…and the closed shutters.
No one could identify any of the musicians in this photo. Perhaps you can? Leave a message in the comments if you recognize anyone!
- Vintage Photo: Union Free School (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Postcard: Between Essex Inn and Post Office (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Church Street, Essex, NY (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Essex Waterfront (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)