Bruce Bohrmann Reminisces About the Chatham Press

It began with a simple email received by the Chatham Historical Society.

I moved to Maine in 1969. I took my Dad's (Adolph) safe from the old Press office. I believe it dates back to the 1880's when he was a partner with J.Thomas Scott on Center St. If you are interested in having the safe, you can have it for just the shipping costs. I will wait until I hear from you before doing anything with it. Bruce Bohrmann

1933 Photo of the Chatham Press print shop

Would the Historical Society be interested? Certainly! The Chatham Press, now defunct, was the Chatham newspaper from 1891 to 1983. Mr. Bohrmann’s father, Adolph, began working with Mr. Scott in 1912, becoming a partner in 1920 and eventually buying the paper in 1949. He published and edited the paper until 1965 when he sold it to Summit Publishing Company but he continued to operate the print shop. Today the shop at 12 Center Street is still there and houses Chatham Print & Design.

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Post date: December 12, 2017

It’s time to celebrate the holidays and we kicked off the season in style. The annual holiday party was held December 10 at the home Karen and Mark Hoerrner of 194 Fairmount Avenue. They recently finished a major renovation restoring their home to its past splendor - inside and out.

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