Do you recognize this building? What can you tell us about it? What has changed compared with today? When do you think this photograph was taken?
Here’s what the community has already had to say:
Mary Wade: Waited table when it was a restaurant, in the early 50’s. Vervilles owned it. Had a bar in south end, dining in north side. MISS the PORCH!!!!!
Liz Wilson: In the mid-70’s, my mom Janet’s summer store, The Shop on the Shore, was in the north end of the building. I spent a lot of time ringing up sales on a 1900’s era cash register.
Dianne Lansing: It’s now the Essex Town Hall
Curdie Gardner: ohhh neat!
Tilly Close: Hotel run by Victor Bruce. Think he called it The Adirondack.
That’s right, this was The Adirondack hotel at the time this photo was taken, although other businesses have occupied the space throughout the years. It was Wright’s Inn when it was first built. Today it is the Town Hall.
Today both the upper and lower porch on the front of the building have been removed. Other than that the building is much the same as it appears in the photograph. To the left you can also see the brick building with the words “Goldmetal Flower” painted on it that remains today as well.
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