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Waterfront Industry and Commerce

Waterfront Industry and CommerceIn the 1840s, the Southwest Waterfront was developing into a major commercial seaport and took on an industrial character. Buildings and warehouses were constructed to ...

Waterfront Industry and Commerce
In the 1840s, the Southwest Waterfront was developing into a major commercial seaport and took on an industrial character. Buildings and warehouses were constructed to accommodate coal, ice, and lumber trades, as well as slaughterhouses, bars, and restaurants. Some of the earliest proprietors included J. S. Harvey & Co., "dealers in wood, coal, and groceries," as well as L. J. Middleton's ice business. 

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