The photo above, taken in the 1940s, shows Main Street looking east from Mechanic Street. The large building on the left was 901 Main St., occupied by Craigie’s Auto Repair Garage and Pontiac dealership. To the right is a Texaco Service Station at 897 Main St., owned and operated by Warren P. McLaughlin. The next building to the right was Larry’s Diner, at 885 Main, owned by Robert W. Larry, and then Knight’s Hardware at 883 Main, owned and operated by Leland W. Knight.

The building in this photo was located on Main Street at Mechanic Street and was Seavey’s Gas Station, owned and operated by Lawrence B. Seavey. The photo on the right shows the same area today. Craigie’s garage is now an apartment house. McLaughlin’s Texaco station, Larry’s Diner and Knight’s Hardware are gone, and the site of these buildings is now Saccarappa Park, the Bridge Street spur and a parking lot. Seavey’s Gas Station has given way to a parking lot.

Research and photos courtesy of Mike Sanphy

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