The Granville Chase Store was the company store of the Chase sawmill enterprises in Baring, Maine. As with many general stores of its time, it doubled as the local post office. Standing in its front door, one would have a view of the St. Croix River and the international bridge to Upper Mills, New Brunswick. Nearly everyone in town would have done their trade at the Chase store, and the store account of most would have been continually in the red. Prices were high but options few for his customers, as Chase was the town’s only large employer. With the railroad depot nearby, the Chase store was at the center of village life in Baring for many decades.

Caption written by Al Churchill

Catalog Number LB2007.1.100065