Downtown Dover: The Early 20th Century
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About the Event
Join us on a virtual stroll down Central Avenue during the past decades of the 1900s. Hear about the stores that used to line the downtown, along with stories about their proprietors. What kinds of shops might you expect to find as you walked along? Take a gander also at the variety of second floor shops. Explore how the character of downtown changed, beginning in the 1950s. Recall the impact of Joe Sawtelle and Tim Pearson in the 1970s with their renovations to the old mills. This webinar will also mention the horse trolleys, several of the fires, the Tannery “gunk”, and other interesting topics as we head south from the Upper Square.
Anthony McManus is our presenter for this month’s webinar. Tony was born in Dover, graduated from Dover High School (now the McConnell Center), then returned to Dover after college and law school. At various times, among other things, he has been City Attorney, a member of Planning Board, a City Council member, and he represented Ward 5, then Ward 3, in the NH Legislature. Tony was also a member of the Pease Development Authority Board, a Trustee at the Woodman Museum, and, as an avid local historian in his retirement, is the author of the currently running series, “Historically Speaking”, in Foster’s Daily Democrat.