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1890 City Directory

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In 1890 the City of Manchester had a population of 44,126 people. The City Directory listed the name of a citizen, the occupation and the place of residence. The 1890 United States Census for Manchester was destroyed in a fire so the 1890 city directory may be the only reference material available for individuals doing Manchester genealogy for this time period.

The Manchester City Directory for 1890 is a transcription from an original copy. The entries have been abbreviated due to space considerations. After the name of a street, the word "street" has been omitted. According to the Directory, “The total number of names in this Directory is 19,350, of which 688 are names of persons who have died or removed from the city during the past year, with the place to which they have gone, when it could be ascertained. Of this number 3955 are new names, not included in previous editions”.

When a death date is given, this does not mean the death occurred in Manchester. To request information on a specific death, please write a letter to the Office of the City Clerk and remit a $15.00 money order or a check drawn on a New Hampshire bank, payable to the City of Manchester. Mail your request to:

Manchester City Archives
Office of the City Clerk
One City Hall Plaza
Manchester, NH 03101


A Amoskeag section of Manchester located in West Manchester, near Goffstown, NH
C.R.R. Concord Railroad
C & P.R.R. Concord and Portsmouth Railroad
M.H.R.R. Manchester Horse Railroad
M. & L.R.R. Manchester and Lawrence Railroad
M.L.W. Manchester Locomotive Works
M.P.W. Manchester Print Works
M.S.B. Machine Shop Block
N.M. Namaske Mills
P.Q. Province of Quebec, Canada
W.M. West Manchester


Amoskeag Cotton Goods
Amoskeag Whiffletree Carriage Manufacture
Amory Mills Fine Sheetings, Shirtings and Jeans
Austin, Flint & Day Doors, sashes, blinds, moldings
Baldwin, James Co. Bobbin, spool and shuttle manufacturers
Bisco and Denny Machine Card Clothing
Carney, Lynch & Company Brewers of Ale and Porter
Corey, William Knitting Machine Needles
Cheney, P.C. Manufacture of Manila and Cardboard Paper
Devonshire Mills Cloth, hosiery manufacture and woolen goods
Everett Knitting Hosiery manufacture
Felton, Silas A. & Son Brush manufacture
Forsaith, S.C. Machinists and General Machine Dealers
Hill & Company Express Company
Hodge, J. Manufacturers of sashes, doors, blinds and moldings
Hoyt, F.M. Shoe Manufacturer
Hubbard, William F. Doors, sashes and blinds
Hutchinson, C.H. Foundry and Machine Works
Jefferson Mills Cloth
Josselyn, Lewis & Company Furniture and Chairs
Kimball Brothers Shoe Manufacture
Kimball & Gerrish Roller Leather Manufacture
Langdon Mills Cloth shirtings and sheetings
Leighton, George H. Knitting Machine Manufacturer
Lowell, A.H. Iron Foundry
Manchester Mills Cotton and woolen goods
Manchester Shoe Shoe Manufacture
Namaske Gingham and Shirting Flannels
Olzendam Hosiery and woolen goods
Singer Manufacturing Company Sewing Machines
Smith, J.A.V. Patent steel fliers
Stark Mills Sheetings, drillings, cotton duck and seamless bags
Towle, J.E. Provisions
Union Daily and Weekly Union newspapers
Varick, John B. Agriculture implements, hardware, iron and steel
Varney, D.B. Brass and Copper Foundry
Wallace, A.C. Boxmakers


Amoskeag West of the River, via Falls Bridge
Bakersville South end of Elm Street and vicinity
Farmersville North end of Amoskeag Village
Goff's Falls On River Road South below Bakersville
Hallsville On Massabesic Street and vicinity
Manchester Centre On Mammoth Road, southeast of the city
Massabesic Candia Road and vicinity, near Massabesic Lake
Piscataquog West of the River via Granite Street Bridge, West Manchester
Rimmonville West of the River via McGregorville Bridge, West Manchester
West Manchester Includes all that prt of the city west of the river from Amoskeag to Bedford, NH line

Junction of Hanover Street and Candia Road and vicinity


Amokeag Hotel Front Street (Amoskeag)
Beach House Lake Shore Road
City Hotel 1103 Elm Street
Elm House 742 Elm Street
Fletcher Hotel 3 and 4 Dean Avenue
Hanover House Hanover Street, corner Chestnut Street
Hotel Belmont 610 to 629 Elm Street
Hotel Judson 752 Elm Street
Hotel Merrimack 13, 17 and 19 South Main Street, W.M.
Hotel Windsor 25 Manchester
Island Cottage Fletcher Island (summer)
Lake View House Candia Road, near Auburn, NH line, Massabesic
Lowell Street House 45 Lowell Street
Manchester House 32 Merrimack, near Elm Street
Massabesic Hotel at Massabesic Lake
Mill Dam House Island Pond Road, near Lake Shore Road
Park Road House Nutt Road, junction Pine Street
Waverly House 977 to 981 Elm Street
Webster House 1306 Elm Street

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