Luther Taber

Luther Taber was a jeweler that moved to Holyoke in the early 1840s. His building was at 181-183 High Street. His son started another jeweler business at 281-283-285 High Street. Luther’s grandson Donald Taber was president of Ampad for 40 years.

His ads are always colorful. This next is his 1900 ad.

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For a while in the early 1900s there was a George England there.

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By 1900 and lasting to at least 1915 the Smith Brothers jewelers had taken over and it was being called the Smith’s Block.

Sanborn map analysis:

Sanborn 1884 map

Sanborn 1889 map

Sanborn 1895 map has store on 1st and office on 2nd

Sanborn 1915 map

Sanborn 1949 map

Sanborn 1956 map

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