2 Central Street, the Tyler Building (1906)

Tyler Building, Ipswich MA
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Central Street from the corner of Market Street to Wilde’s Court burned in 1894
It took so long after the fire for the Tyler Building to be built that the empty lot came to be known derisively as “Burdock Park.”
The empty corner created an advertising opportunity on the wall of this store
The empty corner created an advertising opportunity on the wall of this store
An advertisement for Pawnee Bill’s Wild West can be seen below the Moxie sign in the photo above. Thanks to Randy Magelett for this poster.
The Tyler Block was built in 1906.
The Tyler Block was built in 1906.
Tyler building and trolley tracks
Tyler Block
Inside Tyler’s Department Store
The newly built Tyler Block, 1910. Note the trolley tracks.
Quint's drug store., Ipswich MA
After Tyler’s closed, the ground floor was divided in half, and the corner site hosted Quint’s drug store.
Quint's Corner, Ipswich MA
Quint’s Corner in Ipswich, circa 1967
Tyler Building, Ipswich MA

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  1. Great photos. Thank you, Gordon. As a child, I would save part of my weekly allowance until I had enough to buy a Ginnie doll outfit at Tyler’s department store. I always thought it was cool that you could enter the store from Market Street and exit onto Central Street.

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