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T. L. Thorpe Building, 19 Traction Street, Manchester, Hillsborough County, NH



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B&W Photos

HB780034
South Elevation (front) And East Elevation (side)

HB780035
South Elevation (front) And West Elevation (side)

HB780036
Cornice And Bracket Detail - South Elevation

HB780037
Arcade Detail - South Elevation

HB780038
Entryway Detail - South Elevation

HB780039
Interior Column Detail - First Floor

HB780040
Interior Window Detail - Third Floor

HB780041
Detail Interior Staircase - Second Floor

HB780042
Detail Of Manual Elavator And Trap Door


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Item Title


Location
19 Traction Street, Manchester, NH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NH-121
Building/structure dates: 1881 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1982 demolished
Significance: The T.L. Thorpe Building is significant for its association with a well-known local Manchester merchant in the textile trade and for its architectural design, which employed an arcaded facade of a type common in Manchester in the last two decades of the nineteenth century. It has been postulated that large glazed openings of the type used on the first floor of this building were very common among grocers' and provision dealers' buildings. Indeed, the first floor of this building was occupied by Chandler and Company, Wholesale Commission Merchants and Produce Dealers. G.B. Chandler was influential in founding the Manchester Board of Trade in 1891-92. Begun in a period of civic improvement nationwide, the Board of Trade set out to "promote the prosperity of the Queen City of New Hampshire" in such a way as to encourage the improvement of the municipality. Thomas L. Thorpe, whose office was upstairs, was one of the most widely known textile merchants in the city and held various public offices including those of councilman, alderman, and state representative.

Subjects
Brick Buildings
Commercial Facilities
Storage


Related Names
Chandler, G. B.
Thorpe, Thomas L.
Chandler & Company, Wholesale Commission Merchants
Robinson, Michael, Field Team
Neckar, Lance, Field Team
Wheeler, Stephen, Field Team
Wheeler, Stephen J., Photographer


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. SOUTH ELEVATION (FRONT) AND EAST ELEVATION (SIDE)
2. SOUTH ELEVATION (FRONT) AND WEST ELEVATION (SIDE)
3. CORNICE AND BRACKET DETAIL - SOUTH ELEVATION
4. ARCADE DETAIL - SOUTH ELEVATION
5. ENTRYWAY DETAIL - SOUTH ELEVATION
6. INTERIOR COLUMN DETAIL - FIRST FLOOR
7. INTERIOR WINDOW DETAIL - THIRD FLOOR
8. DETAIL INTERIOR STAIRCASE - SECOND FLOOR
9. DETAIL OF MANUAL ELAVATOR AND TRAP DOOR


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