The History of Otsego, NY
Worchester 
Village & Town Businesses

 

THE VILLAGE OF WORCESTER

The village of Worcester is pleasantly located in the Schenevus Valley, and is an important station on the Albany and Susquehanna Railroad. It contains four churches,--Methodist, Baptist, Congregational, and Catholic,-- and the following business interests:

Attorneys

S. H. Grant, L. J. Barnes.

Physicians

W. H. Leonard, Burdett Warren, Dr. Dart.

Worcester Times

Miss A. E. Smith

Bank

N. Chester & Co.-Est. 1874

General Stores

W. J. Sloan, Russ & Northrop, A. Diedendorf

Drug Stores

M. Lowell

Feed and Groceries

Thomas & Crippen

Hardware, etc

Smith & Swartout

Groceries

George C. Allen, L. L. Hoyt

Boots and shoes

A. Wilcox

Grist-mills

W. Van Benthusen, B. Day.

Milliners

Mrs. Welch, Mrs. J. A. Horton.

Harness-shop

C. H. Cooley

Wagons

D. E. Shelland, C. B. Robbins.

Blacksmiths

J. Preston. D. Vanhusen, M. Boyling, W. Ducher.

Saloon

James Kelley

Hotel

E. F. Knapp.

Jeweler

E. Mead.

Cabinet shop & Undertaker

Isaac S.Atkins.

Meat Market

S. T. Lamoure.

Cooper

George Stain.

Photographer

O. T. Morgan.

Telegraph Operator

Mr. Emmons.

Station Agent

Hamilton Waterman

Hop-dealer

D. W. Schelland.

Butter-dealers

C. H. Crippen, Giles

Goodenough.

 

EAST WORCESTER

East Worcester located in the east part of the town, is a pleasant and prosperous village, and contains two churches - Methodist and Baptist - and the following business interests:

Physicians

C. A. McDonald, Frank Smith, and David S. Near.

Merchants

S. M. Thurbur, D. W. & N. Thurbur, Peter Hollenbeck, E. Snyder, Eckerson & Bowen.

Harness shop

D. S. Sullivan.

Blacksmith

John E. Rockafeller, John H. Groat, N. Boom, J. N. Stevens.

Wagon-makers

G. T. Dana, P. Diefendorf, and John Near.

Furniture

G. H. Brown

Hotels

Benjamin Graham, S. Thompson.

Shoe-shops

Martin Snyder, E. Lockwood.

Milliners

Mrs. Agis, Miss Smith, and Mrs. D. T. Gott

Grist- Saw- and planing mills

D. W. Warner,

Meat-market

D. C. Post.

Paper-mill

H. &. W. H. Harder.

South Worcester is a pleasant hamlet, located on the Charlotte river, in the southeastern part of the town.

Transcribed by Holice B. Young

Original website created by Debbie Axtman

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