East New Market


1871 Map based on Loomis

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In 1913 Frank Loomis delivered a speech to the local Grange about what East New Market was like in 1871.  This speech was published in the Daily Banner in 1935.  The speech is now known as the History of East New Market 1871-1913.  The edited map shows East New Market structures and owners in 1871.  An analysis is provided below the map.

1871 Conceptual Map - East New Market

Loomis described the number of houses in 1871 vs. 1913 as follows:  "on Railroad Avenue, then 2 now 12; on W. Main Street, then 2 now 8; on E. Main Street, then 18 now 26.  If I have made no mistake our dwellings now number 61, then 27, a slow growth, but better than going backwards."  What Loomis refers to as W. Main Street is North Main Street and what he refers to as E. Main Street is South Main Street.  It is fairly clear Loomis is providing counts of residential dwellings and not commercial properties, such as churches, schools, and businesses.  What makes his counts particularly confusing is they not add up to the totals in the article.  Adding 2 plus 2 plus 18 equals 22 houses in 1871 instead of 27.  Adding 12 plus 8 plus 26 equals 46 instead of 61.  It appears the newspaper transcribed the totals in his speech incorrectly rather than Loomis including nearby properties in his counts.

From deed & tax record research, it appears there were 7 dwellings on Railroad Avenue in 1871 (Thomas, Newton, Fletcher, Baker, Hubbard, Fletcher, & Phillips).  If this is the case, then maybe the 2 on Railroad Avenue that the newspaper printed was a typo for a 7.  7+2+18 would equal 27 and thus the rest of the 1871 totals would be accurate.  Deed & tax records confirm there were 2 houses on North Main Street (Helsby, Parsonage).  Thus the figure of 18 houses on South Main Street is likely also accurate.  Deeds & tax records may possibly indicate 20 residential dwellings.  However, Loomis may not have counted structures such as the Brick Hotel, the Old Tavern, and/or the Bramble House since these were also commercial properties.  I did not count the J. Stanley and C.T. Willis dwellings since they are on the county road and not on Main Street.  Loomis likely did not count these dwellings either.

The newspaper article stated there were 61 houses in 1913.  This may have been a typo for 46, unless Railroad Avenue had 27 homes by 1913 instead of 12.  Railroad Avenue did have 27 homes by 1922, but I have not researched the dates of construction for the homes built after 1877 on Railroad Avenue.  So I do not know if all 27 homes had been built by 1913.