Wedge and Ward Block

The Wedge and Ward Block is named after two men – a Joseph Wedge and a Ward. It is at 174-186 High Street.

These two men were bakers within the building and also owned the block.

One store owner in 1885 was John Howe the baker.

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Sanborn map analysis:

Sanborn 1884 map

Sanborn 1889 map

Sanborn 1895 map

Sanborn 1915 map shows that the Transcript newspaper was now in the building and in fact had grown to be three buildings wide and thus for the 1949 and 1956 Sanborn maps see the Transcript block

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