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Old A & P Block

by Mrs. Doris Coen Currier

 

I am not positive of the exact date of this block. It has had many owners, some of them are Harry Marshall, W. F. Davis, Mr. Coolidge, Mrs. Danforth, and Mr. Metro. These owners ran a grocery store, where the carpet and furniture store is now.

Mr. Irving Hicks rented the grocery store part from Mrs. Danforth. When Mr. Hicks owned it he delivered groceries in his new Model T Ford Truck. He went to the outlying districts of Contoocook. I can remember riding with him when he went to the Stumpfield district. Each district had a special day of the week to have their groceries delivered.

After Mr. Hicks gave up the grocery business the A & P Company rented this place from Mr. Metro.

The other part of the building has had many different kinds of shops. Among them was a millinery shop, where hats were fashioned; a dentist; a jewelry shop; an ice cream parlor; a restaurant; a store that sold refrigerators; a beauty shop; and also an upholstery shop.

There have always been apartments upstairs. The building is now occupied by a dentist, a bookstore, and a furniture and rug store.

The apartments upstairs have all been newly renovated by Mr. Damelio, who is now the owner of this building.

Mrs. Doris Coen Currier

Perkins Manor

 

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LOC Subject Headings

Businesses -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Businesses -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works

Dwellings -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Dwellings -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works

Historic buildings -- New Hampshire -- Hopkinton -- Pictorial works

Historic buildings -- New Hampshire -- Contoocook -- Pictorial works