Hampton Center - Part 1
Before 1900, the railroad tracks went right across Exeter Rd - i.e. there was no overpass. The overpass was constructed in 1900. To accomodate it, several buildings were moved from the south side of Exeter Rd to the east side of Lafayette Rd. Other buildings on the south side were moved to other locations around town.
Below is a pre-1900 photo from Lafayette Rd, facing west down Exeter Rd. The railroad tracks cross Exeter Road in the middle-ground. Several of the buildings on the left were moved onto Lafayette Rd.
(Click here to see labeled versions of this and other images on this page, which show how the buildings were moved to accomodate the 1900 overpass.)
Below is another view, showing Simeon Shaw, Clarence Dearborn, Clinton Eaton, Hugh Brown, William S. Brown, Joseph (Billy) Brown, Charles Brown
Below are two views from Lafayette Rd facing south west down Exeter Rd.
Below is a slight zoom.
The following photos show the area following 1900, after the construction of the overpass. Again, be sure to see the labeled versions of some of these photos by clicking here.
View facing north along Lafayette Rd toward High St. (c.1915)
Barbershop on Lafayette (first building on right above, and building F in labeled images).
Traffic signal at intersection of High St. and Lafayette Rd.