Old Brush House, Spring Street, Before the Great Fire

Handwritten Notes: "Samuel N. Brush's fathers house ((Gilbert[?]) Brush) with Store under South side Spring St - where Walter Flanders now has his home (1931). This old house was destroyed by the Great Fire - house of Flanders was built in its place. The old Village...*"

Flagpole was located just East (to the left of house) and its heel is supposed to be buried under Flander's cement walk." . [See v50203.htm for photo.]

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Date: before 1883
Location: Vineyard Haven - downtown - Spring Street

People: Brush, Samuel N.; Brush, Gilbert; Flanders, Walter
Keywords: old houses; fires; Great Fire; Village Flagpole; flags; sidewalks; picket fences