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Buildings between Main and Pleasant Streets in 1920, to be demolished to make room for Union Market National Bank. Note the trolley tracks and overhead wires for the electric railroads. Corner of Pleasant and Main streets. circa 1920. Union Market Bank was founded in 1873 founded by Charles J. Barry (who would later resign and found the Watetown Savings Bank), Royal Gilkey (owner of the Royal Gilkey Wood and Coal Company), George K. Snow, George N. March, Thomas L. French and James S. Allison. The Bank supported the small business man and local building projects. Rarely was stock sold and it was a community bank.
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