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Pictures and History of Places In New Bedford

Formerly known as Dartmouth,
then Bedford Village, then New Bedford in Massachusetts

1792 - First Post Office - Union and Purchase Street - William Tobey Postmaster  
1805 Water and William Streets  
1807 Purchase Street Facing North  
1815 Centre Street - Watercolor Painting by William Allen Wall  
1820 Union and Purchase Streets  
Merchants National Bank and it's different four locations over the years - 1825 to today  
1828 image of 1700's Bridge at Lund's Corner  
1828 Image of 1700's Bridge at Lunds Corner with the Quaker Meeting House  
1800's Charles W. Morgan's House On County Street at the top of William Street  
1800's early 1900's Lunds Corner Photo  
1800's St Helena Restaurant - Cafe - 83 Union St. cor. Bethel (Johnny Cake Hill)  
1800's Photograph Of A Scene At The Bottom Of Centre Street With Oil Casks  
1830 List of Accepted Streets  
1833 William Rotch Rodman and Mayor Abraham Howland Home 388 County Street  
1834 John Howland Jr. House burned in 2005  
1836 Building 160 No. Front Street - Charles S Paisler - Location of The Infamous 'Ark"  
1840 Pearl Street - First Train Station  
1856 Police House - Night Watch  
1857 - 1897 Allen Smith Jr. Boarding Stable, Hack and Llivery. Also Sold Bicycles  
1858 Mill Stream and Mill Pond emptying into Clark's Cove  
1861 Fifth Street School -1st to fly American Flag and Antonio "Sunshine" Ramos  
1876 History of Sacred Heart Parish - School - Convent - Students - Church  
1880 - 1977 Dawson Grocery - Spirits Importer & Wholesaler - Dawson Brewery  
1887 - 4th of July Parade Purchase and Union Streets  
1889 South-East View From The High School Tower  
1893 Davis & Hatch Spice Company - 26 Union Street. owned by Frank E. Fowler  
1894 Haskell and Tripp - Purchase and William Streets  
1897 Union Street Looking West Before The Widening  
1897 J. & W.R. Wing & Co. - 131 - 133 Union Street  
1897 F.M. Douglass Drug - 212 Union Street  
1897 - F.S. Brightman Stationary Store - 125 - 127 - 129 Union Street  
1897 Public Library and Odd Fellows Hall  
1897 Acushnet Mills Boiler Explosion 1  
1897 Acushnet Mills Boiler Explosion Picker Room  
1897 Acushnet Mills Boiler Explosion Police Station  
1897 Citizens National Bank - Corner of William and So.Second St. - Currently Freestones  
1897 New Bedford Safe Deposit and Trust - northeast corner Acushnet Ave. and William St.  
Denny Shay's Bar ( with horse and dog) Late 1800's New Bedford  
Former 3rd District Court - Visitor Center 2nd and William Street  
Seaman's Bethel and Mariners Home on Johnny Cake Hill - 1  
Late 1800's - 1900's Hacienda Buiding and Pease's Pharmacy - 926 Acushnet Avenue  
1800's Martha Brigg's School For Runaway Slaves  
Liberty Hall - Purchase and William streets - northwest corner.  
Early Orphan's Home  
Horvitz Whaling Outfitters  
Taber Street - New Bedford Orphan's Home  
Fairhaven Bridge 1 - 1906  
Fairhaven Bridge 2  
Fairhaven Bridge 3 - View From The Old Yacht Club Black & White Photo  
Fairhaven Bridge 4 - View From The Old Yacht Club - Colorized photo  
Fairhaven Bridge 5 - 1900 Reconstruction  
Fairhaven Bridge 6 - 1902 Finished Reconstruction  
Fairhaven Bridge 7 - 1800s Scene 1  
Fairhaven Bridge 8 - 1800's Photo 1  
Fairhaven Bridge 9 1900's painting  
High School on Summer Street Before 1909  
High School on County Street Opened 1909  
Sacred Heart Parish & School - Summer and Robeson Streets - New Bedford  
St. Anthony's Parish - first offices - North Union Hall  
1900 St. Anthony's parish grounds before church construction - 1900 Paroise St. Antoine  
1905 St. Luke's Hospital Picture Chronological History Points from 1884 to 2008  
1905 Photogarph And History Of The Second Station Depot built in 1886  
1906 Image of the 1853 Parker Street Grammar School  
1906 New Bedford Quaker Friends Meeting House  
1906 - 1907 City Hall and the YMCA Double Postcard With a Large Image And Text.  
1907 Weld Square  
1907 Corner Of Union And Purchase Streets Looking North  
1907 Corner Purchase and William Streets looking south on Purchase Street  
1908 Coggeshall Bridge  
1908 Cottage Street looking North from Arnold Street intersection  
1909 Allen's Theatre - 1919 photo And History  
1910 Union Street Railway Station - Talbot's Clothing - Cherry & Co - C. F Wing  
1912 Elm Pool Room  
1912 Elm Pool Room Outside  
1912 Sunday Morning Boys - Skating - Hockey New Bedford  
1913 Postal Delivery Wagon And Driver  
1915 Wm. F. Potter & Co. Business And Delivery Truck  
1918 Automobile Owners (56 residents) Make of car and Horsepower  
1919 Alice's Stylish Millinery - 1745 Acushnet Avenue - New Bedford  
1921 Wainer Bros. Fruit - 11 S. Water St.  
1921 Washington Club  
Centre Street Before Historic Renovations of 2 buildings by R.P. Valois and Co.  
Acushnet Park and Dan's Pavillion  
Alms House and Poor Farm at Clark's Point - Begun 1828 See 1907 Photo of Farm workers  
Hurricane Barrier Construction 1966 and 2010 aerial views  
Jack and Harry's Downtown - mid 1920's - 1970's  
David Duff & Sons Coal  
King Phillip's Cave  
Palmer's Island and Lighthouse History  
   
1930 Standard Stores  
1930 Cliff Bates' Rolling Grocer Wagon  
1930's Frates Dairy family built the Frates Bottle Restaurant  
1930's Olympia Theater and Duesenberg - Downtown New Bedford  
1939 Photo of the Oil Company fake Lighthouse at Mill and Kempton Streets - New Bedford  
The Neelia damaged 1938 Hurricane- Sank 1940  
1940, June 16 - Union Street Railway cars 601 and 283 at Fort Rodman  
1940's On-ramp to the New Bedford - Fairhaven Bridge - Rt. 6  
1940's New Bedford Public Market
 
1940's Dions Pharmacy - Boucher's Clothing - Stop & Shop after 1947  
1947 and a bit later - Union Street Railway Bus Station and Bus  
1948 Revere Copper and Brass Neon Sign  
1950's George N. Alden Ambulance Corps - Normand Chartier volunteer  
1950's Mystery View of New Bedford  
1950 Mobile Gas station Acushnet Ave near Weld Sq. - Louis Baron  
1954 Hurricane Carol - Shipwrecked on Pier  
Mid 1900's Times Buiding etc. Arial View  
1957 Chet's Oak Service Filling Station - Corner of Oak St. - Dartmouth Street - Rockland St.  
1957 South End New Bedford - Bill Marlow TV - Radio Service  
1959 Lorraine's Coffee Shop  
1961 Frates Dairy on Cove Rd and South Water St.  
1963 WTEV New Bedford's Television Station  
1964 - Photo Clips from a New Bedford Film "A Rising Tide" with Chet Huntley  
1973 Centre Street  
1970's Cove View Drive-In - 2010 Hancock's Seafood  
2007 June - The end of the New Bedford Lightship LV 114/WAL 536 fiasco  
2011 - April 23 - Exercise Tiger Memorial Ceremony - Fort Taber  
Tropical Storn Irene  
Also:  
1855 New Bedford Almanac - 1850 Census including free and slave populations by state.  
1773 One Classroom School House - Padanaram  
   
 
 

 

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