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Kendall furniture store was stocked with merchandise a century ago

Posted 8 January 2015 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin, retired Orleans County Historian

KENDALL – In this picture from the early 1900s, we get a view of the Nelson Stevens Furniture Store in Kendall.

Some of the visible merchandise includes: mattresses, rocking chairs, a Morris chair, a roll-top desk, coil springs for beds, framed pictures, chinaware, and even rubber boots. The store was illuminated with acetylene gas lights from the ceiling.