Thursday, January 2, 2014

Octo's Furniture Mart

Octo's Retail Furniture Mart was located on Hampden Street between Walnut and Elm Streets. Across from Scott's Auto.

The business was originally started by Frank Octo and Napoleon Derosiers in the early 1900s with stores on Main and High Streets and Octo also owned real estate, the Octo Block was located at 63-79 High Street.  

The business was later purchased by J.A. Bourbonnair and Edward Lacombe. The building on Hampden Street was still standing in the late 1950s and demolished shortly thereafter.

This photo from the mid 50s shows the building from the southwest corner of Hampden and Walnut Streets. This area is now a parking lot for the Holyoke Gas & Electric.

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