Wright Building and Block

The Wright Building and Block is at three locations along this strip. That is, at 96-100 High, 102-104 High, 106-108 High, and 110-120 High Street. They form a continuous group of structures. Stephen Wright built all four in the 1869 to 1870 era in the Italianate style. When he died 28 June 1888 he was a rich man.

In 1882 to at least 1900 the southernmost block (118 to 120) was being called the Perry’s Building and the 106 to 108 portion was being called the Prew’s Building.

At 104 High was found the Rivest Boot store.

Sanborn map analysis

Sanborn 1884 map

Sanborn 1889 map show that 8 buildings are in place the first three on the left are three floors and the 5 on the right are four floors

Sanborn 1895 map

Sanborn 1915 map shows stores

Sanborn 1949 map

Sanborn 1956 map shows furniture stores and restaurants

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