Nicholas H. Hammond was the proprietor of the Great Bazar, a large dry goods store in business in downtown Sandusky from the 1880s through the early 1900s. As a side business, Mr. Hammond also created stereographic views of downtown Sandusky. These stereographic cards are all from the American Views series.
Now known as St. Mary’s Catholic Church, this church was known as the German Catholic Church in the 1880s. Note the cigar stand next door.
Here is a view of Sandusky’s bustling waterfront in the nineteenth century:
You can see the steeple of Emmanuel Church in this stereographic image of the Erie County Courthouse.
Sandusky High School was constructed in 1867, and about ninety years later became Adams Junior High School. Grace Church is at the left of the image.
Visit the Sandusky Library Archives Research Center to learn more about the history of Sandusky and Erie County, Ohio.