Ball Block and Building

Ball Block and Building was started by Charles Ball. The block is located at 223 – 227 High Street in 1898 and the building at 211-215 High Street in 1870. The block is done in the Italian Palazzo style.

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From at least 1882 to 1885 the smaller one is called the Mecham Block.

See the James Meacham watch maker ad.

Horrigan Brothers are also there.

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In 1935 there was a fire there. LINK

Sanborn map analysis:

Sanborn 1884 map

Sanborn 1889 map

Sanborn 1895 map

Sanborn 1915 map shows the connection to the adjacent blocks – name is Holyoke National Bank

Sanborn 1949 map shows these two blocks as separate but the Ball Block connected to the lower building to its north.

Sanborn 1956 map

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