We invited you to play Vintage Essex Trivia when we posted this old photo on the Essex on Lake Champlain Facebook page last week. We asked the community to tell us what they think of the photo and if they could recognize the scene.
In the foreground of the image two men are riding in a horse drawn carriage along Main Street. There are multiple people watching it go by, so we can deduce that this photo was probably taken during one of the Essex Fourth of July parades! Perhaps the vintage of the cars parked along the street would help someone identify the possible date?
The closest building in the photo is the Essex Inn, but in further back the bell tower of the former Methodist Episcopal Church is visible rising above the trees. That feature has since been lost to the passage of time.
Take a look at a few of the spot on comments we received about the photo:
Robert Hammerslag: …and the church has its bell tower. When the church was rehabilitated in 1984, structural reinforcement was added to allow reconstruction of the bell tower — someday!
We hope you’re enjoying these vintage images! Keep your eyes on the Essex on Lake Champlain blog every Monday for more.
- Vintage Stereoview: Essex Overlook (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Stereoview: Essex Community Church (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: The Greystone Library (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Stereoview: Palmer Havens Gardens (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)
- Vintage Photo: Old Brick Store, Main Street, Essex, NY (www.essexonlakechamplain.com)