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1880

Wednesday, December 8th, 1880

The current Hotel Fauchere building was constructed in 1880 in classic Italianate style. Note that the porch only extended from the front face of the building and the steps ran the entire length of the building.

1883

Saturday, December 8th, 1883

A few ladies sitting on the porch watching the passing summer traffic.  That’s still a fun and popular activity today!

1884

Monday, December 8th, 1884

This is a view looking south toward the hotel.  The smaller building in the foreground was Dr. Emerson’s pharmacy.  A few years after this picture was taken, Dr. Emerson moved the building across the street and built on the old site a magnificent Queen Anne style residence.  Today, the “Emerson House” houses the Patisserie Fauchere on the first
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1885

Tuesday, December 8th, 1885

This is another early image of the hotel, showing a picket fence around the right side, near where the entrance to Bar Louis is today.

1892

Thursday, December 8th, 1892

The Hotel Fauchere has been a destination for family gatherings since 1852. This well-dressed group looks like they are serious about their family photograph.  Note the door immediately to the left of the hotel’s front door; today that is a window. The big piece of bluestone sidewalk is still in place.

1896

Tuesday, December 8th, 1896

This is a great picture of a winter snowstorm in Milford with a horse-pulled sled passing the front of the hotel.  Note the building to the left of the hotel; that was subsequently moved across Broad Street into the next block and now houses Naked Bagel.

1902

Monday, December 8th, 1902

This is in front of Dr. Emerson’s pharmacy, immediately to the left of the hotel, before the building was moved across the street.

1903

Tuesday, December 8th, 1903

After Dr. Emerson moved his pharmacy and built his new house a little further from the hotel, the hotel expanded with this porch wrapping around the side.  It also created a lovely side yard; that’s Warren Fauchere Chol, Louis Fauchere’s grandson, in the near foreground on the right.

1904

Thursday, December 8th, 1904

Note the fire escape that was added to the front of the hotel.  The HOTEL FAUCHERE sign, that previously was on the front face of the building, is now on the front of the fire escape.  Horse and carriage waiting out front while a few guests are enjoying the porch.

1909

Wednesday, December 8th, 1909

Now the sign is moved down to the top of the front porch.  Note the round globed Victorian-style pedestrian light; in other vintage pictures, there are Colonial-style street lights that are more angular. In 1999, as part of a streetscape enhancement project, Milford was installing pedestrian lights but there was a debate:  would they be
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