Porfido’s Market: Littleton, New Hampshire

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Porfido’s Market in Littleton, New Hampshire

As part of our Building History series, we take a look at Porfido’s Market located in Littleton, New Hampshire:

“Emilio Porfido (1891 – 1954) began his fruit and vegetable business on Main Street in 1919.  He purchased this lot from the Eli B. Wallace estate in 1930 and began this store as an open-air stall.  Generations of Porfidos have owned and operated this colorful monument to “Littleton’s fruit man.”  Much renovated since the 1930s, the rear includes part of the home of druggist Frances F. Hodgman (1840 – 1876), where his daughter, author Eleanor “Nellie” Hodgman Porter (1868 – 1920), was born.  In 1913, she invented the cheery character Pollyanna whose name has entered the American vocabulary.  The Porfidos continue to operate this historic market and maintain the proud traditions.”

Source: Building Plaque

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