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Captain Phelps house (now Viano's Theater), 1875. "This long, low house stood where Viano's Theatre now is. It is now located in back of the Theatre. Built around 1800. Captain Phelps, the father of Mrs. Goodwin, lived there for many years. In the upper end where you see the small door was a room used - a hundred years ago - as a library by the Farmers' Library Club. They were about 75 members and the library consisted of 400 volumes. In that same small room at the right end the Lexington Savings Bank opened for business June 3, 1871. In this house Dr. Saltmarsh had his office. Dr. Piper was located there for some years and even later Dr. Shannon. Mrs. Goodwin was born here (in Jonathan Harrington house?) but at the time of her marriage in 1862 Mr. Goodwin built the house No. _ Muzzey Street and they lived there for many years. Subsequently it was occupied by Willard Walcott who carried on an extensive livery stable, and in recent years by Mr. & Mrs. Byron C. Earle."
Lantern Slides -Captain Phelps house, 1875 -Cary Memorial Library 2016. All rights reserved.
Theatre site, formerly Captain Phelps's House

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