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The photo on the left, taken around 1900, shows John Clark standing in front of his store that was located on Bridgton Road at Brook Street. The store was originally built by Charles Gallison in the early 1870s. In 1876, Clark started working for Gallison and purchased the store in 1890. Clark became the area postmaster and built an addition to his store in 1899 to serve as the post office. In 1905, he retired and the store was torn down. The house behind the store was occupied by Clark and his family, and is currently an apartment house.

Research and photos courtesy of Mike Sanphy


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