Soda Shop Mural


Artist(s): Elizabeth Persing

Muralist Elizabeth Persing of Bradford found inspiration for this mural in a 1930's photograph of Tuscarora Sweets, a soda fountain and confectionary which was once located on Winter Street. This was one of the local gathering spots that inspired comic artist Bob Montana as he created the "Archie" comic strip. His main characters – Archie, Jughead, Veronica, Betty, and Reggie – were all based on real-life friends in Haverhill. Montana first sketched them on a napkin in the late 1930s while sitting at the Chocolate Shop on Merrimack Street. Both Tuscarora's and The Chocolate Shop are gone, but for Archie fans they live forever as the "Choklit Shoppe" on "Riverdale's" Main Street.


151 South Main St. (Lakeview Kitchen)
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