|One of Maynard's two mill chimneys being removed in 1956.|
At base, a hole on other side allowed workers to remove the
fallen bricks and mortar. Click on photo to enlarge.
Courtesy Maynard Historical Society.
|Brick wall from Building 2A.|
MacDonald’s current plans involve the Gruber Bros Furniture building on Main Street and 42 Summer Street. Parts of Gruber Bros date to the late 1800s, but a major fire in 1934 and multiple remodelings since left little that could be considered historic. The yellow building at 42 Summer Street, originally a private dwelling, then the W.A. Twombly Funeral Home, most recently a consignment shop, is also heading for a resurrection as a brick box of apartments. On the other hand, MacDonald bought the run-down apartment building at 145 Main Street, originally the home of Amory Maynard in the 1860s, and did a make-over rather than a tear-down. He also did rehabs of several old but less historically significant woodframe buildings on Florida Street.
|Nason Street parking garage (1964-2014), demolished because|
pieces of concrete were falling on cars parked underneath.
|Mansard-roof house next to ArtSpace, torn down 2018. The|
sign at the corner of Summer and Concord Streets honors one
of the eight Maynard men who died in World War I.
|Maynard Historical Marker - Fine Arts Theater.|
Prior to that, car dealership and service station,
and before that horse livery (all same family).