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Named for Capt. Thomas Lathrop [Lothrop], the Essex County (Massachusetts) soldier who was killed at the Battle of Bloody Brook in 1675, this hotel stood in the center of town, across from the Common, from the late 19th century until it burned in the 1950s. Serving as a centerpiece for the town of South Deerfield, in its later years, it was re-named the Bloody Brook House. The dining room was on the 2nd floor and a covered balcony faced the Common with a view of the elm trees and the fountain. Shops (meat market, shoestore, etc.) were inside at street level and rooms for guests were on the upper floor. The train station was just down the street, making this an easy overnight stop for travelers and a good place for dining and shopping for both townspeople and travelers.


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Hotel Lathrop, South Deerfield, Mass.

photographer   Unidentified
date   1913-1922
location   South Deerfield, Massachusetts
process/materials   paper print
item type   Photograph/Photograph - Postcard
accession #   #1997.08.01.0029

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Hotel Warren, South Deerfield, Mass.

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