Chester, MA - While in Chester I went into this store and I will tell you one thing it has a lot of character. It reminds me of the L.L. Bean Store in Freeport Maine before they built the one they have now. It is the kind of place you can go and get good quality work clothes or a nice wool coat. The store was built around 1892 and is very Victorian. You can just imagine the railroad workers wives buying material for a new dress or maybe the railroad bosses wives picking up the latest fashions that came in on the train from New York or Boston.
Here is a boy trying on a hat at the glass case in the front of the store.
On the wall are these sewing notions. Now I don't know hold old these are but I remember my mother having these in her sewing kit in the early 60's. Hooks and Eyes, 15 cents...cheap. They are probably worth more as antiques.
They even have a sleigh and old wood cooking stove in the window.
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