Posts tagged Fire
1908 Curtis Hall Fire

The damage to the building will be from $25,000 to $30,000.  The building was erected by the old town of West Roxbury as a Town Hall in 1868.  It became City property when the town became part of the city.  It was named for Nelson Curtis, the old-time contractor.  He gave the land on which the building stands to the town, of which he was a Selectman.

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Thomas G. Plant Shoe Factory and Queen Quality Shoes

A big change in the women’s shoe retail trade of Boston takes place Oct 1 – the agency of the famous Queen Quality Shoes will be controlled by C. F. Hovey & Co., 33 Summer St. This concern took up the Queen Quality Agency, which necessitated the enlargement of the shoe department, only after making an exhaustive study of the Thomas G. Plant Company factory at Jamaica Plain.

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