Cunningham Block

The Cunningham Block is at 302-308 High Street. Also called the Thime’s and Cordes’ Block.

Frank Cordes the sign painter was based here. Cordes did murals and sign painting. Some of his work might still exist but this is hard to verify. The Hampshire County Courthouse has his murals in the old part of the building in front. He also made some murals in Connecticut. In 1883 he was at 239 High.

That block is gone and the People’s Bank is here.

The Toggery was at 302 High Street and was a men’s clothing store.

In 1908 the Suffolk Cafe was at 308 High.

Sanborn map analysis:

Sanborn 1884 map has the artist shop here

Sanborn 1889 map shows that paint for artists and wall painters are here

Sanborn 1949 map

Sanborn 1956 map

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