This bird’s-eye view print of
Fitchburg, Massachusetts was drawn by Thaddeus Mortimer Fowler and
published by Hughes & Bailey in 1915. Fitchburg began as an agricultural
and horticultural community situated beside the Nashua River.
The river became a great power source in the 1800's as industries began
to emerge. Industries of Fitchburg included paper mills, textile mills,
firearms makers and clothing manufacturers. Granite was harvested
aggressively at Rollstone Hill. The granite quarried here was used in
the making of doorsteps and bridge supports, and could be purchased
directly at the quarry.
Fitchburg prospered greatly with the
building of the Hoosac Tunnel and a direct railway line through the
Hoosac Mountain range tunnel to Boston.
The map shows labeled
streets, waterways, bridges, buildings and railroad routes. There are
border illustrations of the following:
• Post Office.
• Historical Society.
• High School.
• Y. M. C. A. Building.
• Congregational Church.
• City Hall.
• County Court House.
• Central Fire Station.
• Fay Club.
• Burbank Hospital.
• M. V. M.
• Bijou Theatre.
• Daily Raivaaja.
• Putnam Machine Co.
• Fitchburg Paper Co. Upper Mill.
• Parkhill Manufacturing Company Mills.
• Louis DeJonge Co.
Shirreff’s Worsted Co.
• C. H. Cowdrey Machine Works.
• Wm. A.
Hardy & Sons Co.
• The G. M. Parks Co.
• The Jennison Co.
Diadem Mfg. Co.
• Fitchburg Enamel Works.
• S. G. Cushing & Son.
• Fitchburg Savings Bank.
• Fitchburg Bank & Trust Co.
North Savings Institution.
• Fitchburg Co-operative Bank.
Fitchburg Gas & Electric Light Co.
• J. Cushing & Co.
• Lowe Bros.
• Brown Bag Filling Machine Co.
• F. G. Perry.
• Ford &
• Crescent Bottling Co.
• Angelo Seretto Co.
• O. E.
• S. J. Lecer.
• J. H. Holland.
• John Moran.
Features references to
the following locations:
American House, The. L.
J. Buckley, Proprietor. 299 Main St. Opp. R. R. Station.
P. & Son. Cigar Store and Billiard Parlor. 854 Main St.
G. S. Cogswell, Agt. 360 Water St.
Armour & Company. Packers. 35
Baker & Baker. Attorneys and Counselors at Law. 327 Main
Bailey, John L. Ye House of Candies. 675 Main St.
F. Carpenter and Builder. 63 Green St.
Bay State Drug Co., Inc.
Alcide J. Girouard, Reg. Pharmacist. 168 Fairmount St.
M. Liquor Dealer. 115 Fairmount St.
Bessette, Wilfrid A. Cigar Mfr.
Pool Room. Smokers’ Articles. 191 Fairmount St.
Bickford Garage. O.
E. Bickford, Proprietor. Auto, Hack and Baggage Transfer Service. 231
Blanchard, J. B. New and Second-Hand Furniture. 797 Main St.
Bolvin, Bernard A. Expert Watchmaker. 266 Main St.
Bolles, Herbert H.
Undertaker. Licensed Embalmer and Funeral Director.
Brown Bag Filling
Machine Company, The. Mfrs. Screw Machine Products. 10 Main St.
Brown’s Enamel Works, Inc. 28 East St.
Bruce-Heustis Electric Co.
Electrical Contractors. 5 and 7 Oliver St.
Bullock, W. S. Deputy
Sheriff, Worcester County. 410 Main St.
Burdo, L. D. Groceries, Fine
Creamery Butter, Meats and Provisions. 249-251 River St.
Print, The. Typographical Engineers. 15 Oliver St.
Chamberlain-Huntress Co. Dry Goods. 332-340 Main St.
Wine Store. Frank P. Allen. Family Trade a Specialty. Wholesale and
Retail Liquors. 176 Fairmount St.
Cote, Andre A. Apothecary and
Chemist. 214 Fairmount St.
Cowdry Machine Works, C. H. Est. 1875.
Government Contractors, Machinists, Contractors, Builders and Designers,
Special Machinery. Rear 20 Main St.
Crescent Bottling Co., Inc.
Importers and Distributors of Fine Wines, Liquors, Ales and Lager. 7
Cross, C. A. & Co., Inc. Wholesale Grocers. 21 Broad
Cruickshank’s North Street Bakery. 36-38 Broad St.
Arthur W. 109 Prichard St.
Cushing, J. & Co. Millers and Shippers,
Grain, Flour, Feed, Hay, Poultry Foods. Est. 1866. 23 Cushing St.
Cushing, S. G. & Son. Est. 1875. Variety Wood Turners. 21 Culley St.
Davis, Walter A. City Clerk. City Hall.
Deane Machine Co., H. C. 53
Dejonge Co., Louis, Paper Mfrs. Cleghorn St.
Van F. General Contractor. 69 Myrtle Ave.
Diadem Mfg. Co. Mfrs. of
Celluloid Novelties. 114 Lunenburg St.
Donelly, Rev. J. J. Pastor St.
Bernard’s R. C. Church.
Downs Printing Co., H. M. 93 Main St.
Drew-Haynes Machine Co. Garage, Auto Supplies and Special Machinery. 54
Drury, F. L. & Sons. Grocers. 325 Main St.
Perley R. Lumber Company. Successor to Perley Eaton. Wholesale Lumber
Merchants. 280 Main St.
Eddy, Frank H. Supt. B. & M. R. R. Car Shops.
Res. 26 Hancock St.
Edwards Slate Co., William. Fred H. Dudley,
Proprietor. Roofers. 83 Water St.
Faxon, Ayer & Smith. General
Insurance. 520 Main St., Iver Johnson Bldg.
Fitchburg Auto Express.
Parcel Delivery. J. Shea, Proprietor. Rear Fitchburg Hotel.
Baking Co. Grocers. Hotels and Restaurants Supplied. 7 and 9 Circle St.
Fitchburg Bank and Trust Co. 306 and 745 Main St.
Fitchburg Board of
Trade and Merchants’ Association. 560 Main St.
College. 336 Main St.
Fitchburg Co-operative Bank. J. F. Fisher,
Pres., E. Bailey, Vice-Pres., W. M. Allen, Treas. 298 Main St.
Fitchburg Daily News. 15 Oliver St.
Fitchburg Duck Mills. Thos. C.
Sheldon, Treas. Duck Mill Road.
Fitchburg Enamel Company. Practical
Enamelers of Wood. 37 Culley St.
Fitchburg Gas & Electric Light Co.
537 Main St.
Fitchburg & Leominster St. Rwy. Waiting Room Lunches,
Cigars and Tobacco. 274 Main St.
Fitchburg Machine Works. 64 Main St.
Fitchburg Paper Co. 804 Main St.
Fitchburg Public Library. G. E.
Nutting, Librarian. 610 Main St.
Fitchburg Public Market. C. H.
Watson, Proprietor. 1058 to 1068 Main St.
Fitchburg Remnant Store.
John W. Caldwell, Proprietor. 750 Main St.
Fitchburg Savings Bank,
The. 745 Main St.
Fitchburg Top Roll Covering Company. Top Roll and
Clearer Coverers, Belt Repairing, Cot Making a Specialty. 80 Congress
Fitchburg Welding and Construction Co. Oxy-Acetylene Welding and
Steel Cutting, Mfrs. of Del-Lam Radiator Curtain. 95 Water St.
Charles T. Attorney and Counselor at Law. 280 Main St.
Ford & Lyon.
Garage Service. Prichard and Elm Sts.
Gates, Mason E. Electric
Contractor and Supplies. 195 Fairmount St.
Gaudreau & Co., R. J.
High-Grade Welding. 10 Main St.
Grant Yarn Company. Combed Cotton
Yarns and Warps. Kimball and Daniels.
Hardy & Sons Co., William A.
Brass Founders. 113 Water St.
Harley, Daniel. Foreign and Domestic
Dry and Fancy Goods. Main and Oliver Sts.
Hart, P. J. Plumbing,
Heating, Sheet Metal Work. Central and Elm Sts.
Hayes Drug Co. John
F. Hayes, Proprietor. 283 Main St. and 27 Westminster St.
Joseph A. Merchant Tailor. 355 Main St.
Holland, J. H. Wood, Coal and
Baled Hay. Wood Yard, 446 Water St. Coal Yard, rear 32 Bemis Rd.
Hotel Raymond. J. Raymond Dwyer, Proprietor. 35-41 Day St.
John R. Builder. 105 Blossom St.
Imperial Café. D. W. Teehan,
Proprietor. Moran Square.
Jennison Co. Plumbers, Steam Fitters, Sheet
Metal Workers. Putnam and Laurel Sts.
Johnston, Alexander. Pattern
and Model Maker. 21 Myrtle Ave.
Johnson Pneu-Metal Tire Co. F. I.
Johnson, Pres. and Mgr. 53 Water St.
Kenney, Charles H. Caterer and
Grocer. 671 Main St.
Larkin, M. C. Sale and Livery Stable. 53
Lane, F. H., Co. 530 Main St.
Leger, S. L. Carpenter
and Builder. 493 Water St.
Leroux, Frederick. 158 Fairmount Ave.
Letter Shop, The. Stenography, Typewriting, Multigraphing. Room 12,
Drury Block, 327 Main St.
Lowe Brothers Company. Swift’s Dressed
Beef, Provisions, Produce. 10 Cushing St.
Lyons, Davis & Co.
Retailers of the Best in Men’s Wear. 349 Main St.
Mfrs. of Brooms and Brushes. Rear 20 Main St.
MacDonald & MacCracken.
Coal, Wood, Coke. First and Railroad Sts. Branch Office, 30 Main St.
Michon’s Studio. 371 Main St.
Moeckel, C. W. Florist. 17 Summer St.
Moran, John. Contractor. Moran Bldgs., 1 Lunenburg St., Moran Square.
Morrill, G. F. Official Photographer. Bijou Theater. 327 Main St.
Morris, Irvin G. Stationer, Picture Framing. 15 Blossom St.
William J. Real Estate and Business Opportunities, Life, Fire, Health
and Accident Insurance. 336 Main St.
Mossman Wood Turning Co., The.
Mfrs. of Turned Wood. Gillis and Summer Sts.
Moussier, Rev. Joseph.
Pastor St. Joseph’s French Roman Catholic Church. Woodland St.
Nathan, S. M. Jeweler and Optician, Expert Watch Repairing. 471 Main St.
New England Toy Company. J. P. Barrett, Mgr. Toys, Novelties, Games. 182
Nonpareil Manufacturing Co. Infants’, Children’s and
Misses Dresses, Rompers and Boys’ Wash Suits. 10 Main St.
Joseph. Wood and Coal, Teaming. 132 Fairmount St.
North Star Printing
Company. 811 Main St.
O’Connor, Charles T., Electric Co. Electric
Construction and Wiring. 974 Main St.
Padula Co., The J. A. Bakers,
Agents for Reliable Flour Mills, Dealers in Coal. 263 Water St.
Page, Frank D. City Auditor. City Hall.
Page, H. W. Res. 24 Warren
Parker, Bateman & Chase. Civil Engineers. 470 Main St.
Parkhill Mfg. Co. River St., Mill C., Rollstone St., Mills A and B.
Parkhurst, F. L. Diamonds, Watches and Jewelry. 351 Main St.
G. M. Co., The. Piping Engineers and Contractors. 970 Main St.
& Co., Ltd., Silas. Wholesale Grocers. Broad and Putnam Sts.
Frank G. Furniture, Carpets, Mattings, P. P. Stewart Stoves and Heaters,
Magee Ranges. 79 and 81 Main St.
Phelan, James J. Funeral Director
and Embalmer. 156 Water St.
Porter & Son, A. S. General Roofing and
Materials, Gravel Roofing a Specialty, Sparham Cement Roofing. Storage
Warerooms, 137 Lunenburg St.
Putnam, William S. Insurance. 280 Main
Putnam Machine Co. Mfrs. Railway and Machine Tools. Newton Pl.
Putney, W. E. Insurance. 355 Main St.
Raivaaja Publishing Co., The
(Daily). 48 Wallace Ave.
Rand, Fred A. Meats and Groceries. 25
Redfern, Ralph D. Sec. Board of Trade and Merchants’
Association. Res. 82 Blossom St.
Rice, E. H. Wholesale Produce. 83
Robinson, D. A. Real Estate and Insurance. 280 Main St.
Roddy, Henry H. 14 Main St.
Roux, A. L. Fine Hand-Made Harnesses,
Livery Furnishing Goods, Trunks, Bags, Suit Cases and Fine Leather
Goods. 133 Main St.
Sanderson, Arthur M. Policeman. 4 Orange St.
Saunders, Ernest T. Real Estate Agent, Commission Broker and Appraiser.
103 Myrtle Ave.
Seidel’s Superior Bakery. 9 Blossom St.
Printing Company. Publishers Fitchburg Daily Sentinel. 808 Main St.
Seretto Co. Inc., Angelo. Bankers, Real Estate Dealers. 223-225 Water
Shirreffs Worsted Company. George R. Wallace, Pres., John
Shireffs, Treas. Rose and Sheridan Sts.
Simonds File Company. A. F.
Culley, Treas. Falulah Rd.
Smith, A. C. Real Estate and Mortgages.
470 Main St.
Snow Flake Axle Grease Co. W. B. Clifford, Treas. 250
Squire & Company, John P. Geo. F. Nugent, Mgr. Pure Food
Products. 85 Water St.
State Normal School. Pearl and North Sts.
Sutton, D. E. Bottler and All Kinds of Carbonated Drinks. 25 Myrtle Ave.
Union Foundry Co. R. M. Cheney, Vice-Pres. and Mgr. Rear 126 Water St.
Wallace, R. Jr. Fitchburg Paper Co. 804 Main St.
Webber, F. G. Real
Estate and Mortgages. 470 Main St.
Weston, Stephen. Sign and
Ornamental Painter. North and Cherry Sts.
Wheelwright Paper Co., Geo.
W. Wm. B. Page, Agt. 4th St.
Whooley & Co., D. J. Plumbing, Heating
and Ventilating. 56-58 Day St.
Whitney, Mrs. Andrew. Real Estate
Office. 304 Blossom St.
Whitney, George A. Real Estate. 410 Main St.
Wilder, C. W. Wood Turning Lathes. 191 South St.
Wiley & Foss. Masons
and Builders. Central and Brook Sts.
Wilson, W. P. Real Estate,
Accident and Health Insurance. 490 Main St.
Wood, Van Rensslaer.
Contractor and Builder. 617 N. Main St., Leominster.
Savings Institution. 300 Main St.
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