UA-8412995-1 The Southport Globe: Disbrow's Market, Main Street Southport 1904

Friday, July 18, 2008

Disbrow's Market, Main Street Southport 1904

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#322 Disbrow's Market
Southport, Connecticut
Description: Written on reverse: "Taken about 1904, situated between Savings Bank & Pequot Inn [176 Main St], Southport, Conn. Harry B Disbrow, Theodore Becker & Dog Prince. Building erected by Frederick A Disbrow [see following]. East [north] side of building rented by Charles E. Bulkley, as a confectionery store and Ice Cream Parlor." These notes are neither signed nor dated. This building was originally the home of Miss Rosilla Bulkley, who built the house in 1852 and ran her millinery shop in it. In 1893 Fred Disbrow bought the property and turned it into 2 stores. One was his meat market and the other was an ice cream parlor (seasonal) and restaurant. The latter was run by Charles Bulkley. Judging by this picture, the Disbrow market was on the south (left) side of the building, but there are other sources which suggest it was located on the north side. Perhaps Disbrow shifted the location of his market during the time he owned this property. The building was taken down in 1926.
Publisher: Pequot Library Association
Date: Circa 1904
Format: Photograph

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