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West Hartford History: What Is Happening in this Photo?

Test your knowledge of West Hartford history with this photo from the archives of the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society.

If you think you know the answer or have a special memory related to the photo, respond in the "Leave a comment" box below this article. We'll run the answer next Monday, along with a new historical photo. The image has been provided by the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society. For more information on the museum's collection and programs, visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org.

Last week's question was "What Business Was in this Building?" Carole Lund wrote, "This is the Joseph Bishop Tobacco House built in 1858 near what is now known as Bishop's Corner," and she got it absolutely correct.

According to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society, this building was occupied by Bishop Tobacco. "Joseph Bishop ran a successful business, buying and packing tobacco. In 1855 he built this warehouse just east of the intersection of North Main Street and Albany Avenue."

John Maloney July 30, 2012 at 11:37 AM
Ok.. Going to take a wild guess at this one...Is it a Home/Kitchen show at the West Hartford Armory???..orrrrrr maybe a sale at Sam Lavery's??..Hmmmmm
Danielle Herbert July 30, 2012 at 01:33 PM
Yeah Carole!!!!
JoAnn July 30, 2012 at 08:13 PM
I think it is Lavery's

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