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First Congregational Church

First Congregational Church

Another commercial endeavor from "J. A. French, Photographer, Keene, N. H.," This is one of a series of 31 "Views of Keene and Vicinity," "Stereoscopic and other Views Published and FOR SALE BY" the photographer who brought you views of the Wreck at Beaver Mills. Clarke's Block, occupied by O.P. Murdick's Harness Shop, is nearest to us. Ball's Block is on the other side of the church, and the Court House is the farthest building (on Court Street, naturally). The near spire behind the Congregational Church is the First Baptist Church (now razed); the second is Grace Methodist.

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