The Great Flood of 1886

Taken on February 15, 1886, from the Taunton Green and looking west on Cohannet Street, the partially submerged rail fence at the right of the photo is the location of the present-day post office lot. At the top left corner of the photo, we see the steeple of the Winslow Congregational Church, which stood on the site of the present-day YMCA.
Another view taken on February 15, 1886 this shows Weir Street looking north toward Main Street. The steeple of the Broadway Church is visible in the background.
Probably taken on February 15, 1886 our photographer was standing near the corner of Prospect Street and was facing east, toward the railroad crossing at the corner of Arlington and Dean Streets. To the right of the railroad gates we see the trestle bridge, the boat club with its beautiful veranda, and three houses that were located between Dean Street and the Taunton River.

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