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Shea Block, 50 West Central Street, Manchester, Hillsborough County, NH



B&W Photos

HB777729
North Elevation (front)

HB777730
East Elevation

HB777731
Central Pavilion

HB777732
Detail Of Cast Iron Store Front

HB777733
Main Staircase At Third Floor Landing

HB777734
Detail Of Pressed Metal Ceiling At Second Floor Landing


Data Pages


Photo Caption Pages


Item Title


Location
50 West Central Street, Manchester, NH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NH-120
Building/structure dates: 1891 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1982 demolished
Significance: The Shea Block (or Manchester Hotel) is significant in the real estate development history of Manchester. It was built during the boom years prior to 1893 in an area of the city which was undergoing rapid development. Its association with the colorful personality of Timothy Shea was brief, yet Shea was an important figure in real estate development and construction in Manchester. He was the principal contractor for the excavation of the city's sewage system. More commonly known for his promotion and development of bowling alleys and a roller skating rink, Shea was an avid sportsman and long-distance runner.

Subjects
Commerce
Brick Buildings
Commercial Facilities


Related Names
Shea, Timothy
Robinson, Michael, Field Team
Neckar, Lance, Field Team
Wheeler, Stephen J., Photographer
Wheeler, Stephen, Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. NORTH ELEVATION (FRONT)
2. EAST ELEVATION
3. CENTRAL PAVILION
4. DETAIL OF CAST IRON STORE FRONT
5. MAIN STAIRCASE AT THIRD FLOOR LANDING
6. DETAIL OF PRESSED METAL CEILING AT SECOND FLOOR LANDING


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