Yesterday and Today|
by Bill & Connie Warren
9 Pleasant Street
Yesterday, 1906, 9 Pleasant Street was the address for Henry P. Payne, Staple
and Fancy Grocer. His advertisement reads, "The unrivaled, high class staple
and fancy grocery house of Henry P. Payne, was founded in 1822 by Chas. E.
Laighton, became Chas E. Laighton & Son in 1881, continued until 1900, then
became Payne & Walker in 1904 and was established at the present address."
The advertisement then goes on to read, "Large and complete lines of fine
groceries are kept, special features being best teas and coffees, superior
canned goods, table delicacies and bottled condiments, foreign tid-bits for
appetizing dishes, pure olive oils, select wines, family liquors, mineral
waters, foreign fruits, etc."
Today, this part of the building is part of the Piscataqua Savings Bank
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