Two photographs, one from the present and one from the past, which illustrate the orientation of our house on Chestnut Street. The modern one depicts our front steps looking eastward to a spot that is shown on the older one, dated 1891: the corner of Chestnut Street and Summer Street, or Route 114. In the background of the nineteenth-century photograph (from The Library of Congress’s American Memory digital collection) you can see Samuel McIntire’s majestic South Church, which was built in 1804 and destroyed by fire in 1903.
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