The Village Area of Bartlett  Page 5 

   "Street Scenes"

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Sawyer's Rock vicinity.  Picture at left is looking east.  Picture at right is looking west.  Saco River on the right.  Driving past this spot today you will note that Sawyer's Rock has been nearly obliterated to make way for people who want to get where they are going faster.


Rte 302 looking west.  Mountain Home Cabins in the distance.  Silver Spring Cottage is on the right.  The Village is about a half mile in the opposite direction.  Date is about 1920.

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Rte 302 looking east.  Sawyer's Rock would be just around the bend.  Saco River on left.  Probably about 1900.

In Upper Bartlett is a neat little edifice, known as the " Chapel of the Hills," (picture below) built through the efforts of Rev. Mr. Souther among the people of the place, aided with a handsome contribution of three hundred dollars from a Mrs. Snow; who, however, died a short time before this object of her pious munificence was attained. The house was dedicated January 21, 1854, the interesting occasion calling together a large attendance, notwithstanding the deep snows of the mountain roads.  Source:


Main Street dated 1896, looking west at Mt Carrigain. That much is a definite fact.  We have had some friendly diebate about how the church fits into this picture.  This editor has found that it was called "The Chapel of the Hills".  At the time of this photo it was on the front lawn of today's school.  It was later moved across the street where it remains to this day (2019) but without the Bell Tower.   


About 1800 Obed Hall's Tavern was said to be in this area.  Obed was one of the early prominent pioneers, arriving in Bartlett Village in 1793.  His Tavern was in this area. 


The large building on the right is in the area where the Cave Mountain House was located, and one of those buildings is probably it.  It was built in 1890 and burned in 1905.    


Source Material, "The Latchstring Was Always Out"  Aileen M. Carroll - 1994  Page 12  

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Albany Avenue, 1920; looking north.  The photographer would have been standing near the railroad tracks

Main Street 1909 - Looking West.  This is the corner of Main and River Street.  The horse watering trough is still there,  

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Main Street looking West

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Main Street Looking West

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Caption says "Main Street Looking North". I'd guess they meant "Looking West".  What Not Shop and Mobil Gas on the left.  The George house is on the right behind the trees,  The red roof is.>>________?________

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Albany Ave from Railroad Square, Congregational Church stairs visible on left,  Building on right is the Post Office and the Howard Hotel.  dated 1915.

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Main Street 1909 - Looking West.  This is the corner of Main and River Street.  The horse watering trough is still there,  

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Main Street 1945 - Sign says "Howard Hotel"  

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Main Street near Woodbine Cottage Inn, Looking east.  Who are those two young kids standing by the street?  Also, note the method of hanging streetlights back then...

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River Street Bridge, Dated 1909. On the larger version (click) there is a drainage pipe of some sort on the right, emptying into the is still there today.  What does it drain? 


Route 302 looking west in the vicinity of today's North Colony Motel.  Late 1940's

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