A Moment in Time: Old Photos Invited from Our Readers

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Photo provided by the Suffield Historical Society

This is an excerpt from a very large photo print, ca. 1870, of the Daniel Washington Norton estate on South Main Street, just north of what is now Barry Place. The wagon driver is likely I. Luther “Lute” Spencer, a prominent tobacco dealer who, according to Suffield chronicler Samuel Lathrop, was known for wearing his tall hat around town. The barn at the rear, in the George Loomis estate next door, later became the first sanctuary of St. Joseph Church.

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