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Gregory Store, Princeton, MA -interior, c!950
TitleGregory Store, Princeton, MA -interior, c!950
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SubjectStores, Retail--Massachusetts--Princeton; General stores--Massachusetts--Princeton; D.H. Gregory's & Co.;
DescriptionA photograph of the interior of the D.H. Gregory & Co. Store and the proprietor, Malcom Chase, in Princeton, Massachusetts, during the1950s. D.H. Gregory & Co. Store was established in the 1840s when the town's population was around 1, 400. Originally, goods for the store were pulled by a team of 6 horses from Boston through Worcester. Straw hats, made by local women in their homes, were sent back as return goods. In the 1860's Princeton became a popular summer resort town and the store flourished. Over the years, the D.H. Gregory Store housed more than just merchandise, and had a dining room and kitchen, and a mail and telephone office. The store finally closed in the 1970's.
CreatorHutchins Photography, Inc.
RelationIs part of the collection of the Princeton Historical Society, housed in the Princeton Public Library, Goodnow Memorial Building, Princeton, Massachusetts.
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