Wednesday, 10 November 2010

Law Enforcement in Lovecraft Country: Part 3

There is, however, another state police force operating in Massachusetts in the 1920s, although none of its units are based in Lovecraft Country. The Metropolitan Park Commission Police was established in 1893 to police the state-run Metropolitan Park System established the same year. In 1919, with the formation of the Metropolitan District Commission (by the merger of the Metropolitan Park Commission, Metropolitan Sewer Board and Metropolitan Water Board) it was renamed the Metropolitan District Police (MDP). It existed under this name until 1992, when it was merged into the Massachusetts State Police. There's a good unofficial website on the force.

The MDP is actually considerably larger than the MSP in the 1920s. While it is primarily concerned with policing the state parks, its officers are armed, have full state police powers, and are sometimes drafted in to assist with general policing in emergencies. It has used Indian motorcycles since 1905, and now has considerable numbers of them. It also has a few cars and in addition uses horses and launches. It has police boxes installed for communications throughout the areas it polices. The MDP has a detective element (detective officers being known as inspectors) and some female patrol officers were appointed in the 1920s.

The MDP is organised into divisions, each policing a specific state park area and with its own police station, which is also usually the headquarters of that park division. The divisional superintendent is also the captain of police and is assisted by a lieutenant, 2 or more sergeants and a force of patrolmen (usually 20-30).

Blue Hills Division Station: Situated at 685 Hillside Street, Milton, it is responsible for policing the Blue Hills Reservation and is also responsible for the Stony Brook Station, which polices the Stony Brook Reservation. It is now the Milton MSP station. Contemporary photos and a modern photo.

Charles River Lower Basin Division Station: Opened in 1910. The former station is now adjacent to the current Boston MSP station, situated at 250 Leverett Circle, Boston. Contemporary photos.

Charles River Upper Basin Division Station: Opened as the Charles River Speedway (Upper Basin) District Station in 1899. Renamed in 1910. Situated at 1400 Soldiers Field Road, Brighton. It is also responsible for the Beaver Brook Station in Waltham, which polices the Beaver Brook Reservation, and the Riverside Station, which opened in Norumbega Park, Auburndale in 1904. The Brighton MSP station is now adjacent to the former divisional station. Contemporary photos.

Middlesex Fells Division Station: Located in the Roosevelt Circle area of Medford and covers the Middlesex Fells, Alewife Brook and Mystic River Reservations. It was relocated in the 1950s and is now Medford MSP station. Contemporary photo.

Nantasket Beach Division Station: Opened in 1904 at Hull. Contemporary photos.

Revere Beach Division Station: The first MDP station, opened in 1899. Situated on Revere Beach Boulevard, just across from Revere Beach (designated a public beach in 1895 and the USA's oldest), it has a distinctive tower. The lieutenant actually answers to the superintendent of the Charles River Lower Basin Division, although Revere Beach has more policemen. It is also responsible for the Nahant Beach Station, situated in the beach bathhouse. It is now Revere MSP station. Contemporary photos and a modern photo.

MDP uniforms are a distinctive light grey, with thigh-length (or longer), closed-collared jackets and the strangely small peaked caps beloved of many American police forces in that era (and still beloved of American fire departments) - they only changed from helmets at the end of the 1910s.

Contemporary photos of police launches and a police ambulance.

Law Enforcement in Lovecraft Country: Part 2

The Massachusetts State Constabulary was formed in 1865, making it the oldest state law enforcement agency in the United States. Initially it was a small force charged only with investigations, and over the subsequent years it was renamed first the Massachusetts Detective Force and then the Massachusetts District Police. In 1921, it was reorganised, expanded and renamed the Massachusetts State Police Patrol, and its remit was expanded to patrolling rural areas of the state which were poorly served by the municipal police departments (Massachusetts, as previously stated, having no county police presence). Initially it had only fifty officers, but its strength probably increased considerably throughout the decade.

MSPP officers have the power to enforce state and federal laws throughout Massachusetts. Their primary mode of transport in the 1920s is still the horse (since many rural roads are still unsuitable for motor vehicles), but they increasingly also use motorcycles, particularly as patrolling major highways is added to their brief. Some cars are also acquired. Investigators could well encounter a motorcycle-borne MSPP officer while driving on the Aylesbury Pike.

The organisation of the MSPP in the 1920s is not easy to establish. A couple of histories of the agency have been written, but they are out of print and don't seem to be available in libraries outside Massachusetts. Some information can be gleaned from the MSP website, but it's not particularly good on history.

Troop A

Covers the northeastern part of the state, including Essex County. Established in 1921.

Andover Barracks: The current colonial-style barracks was built in the late 1920s and opened by 1928, but there was probably a barracks in the Andover area before this, as it was designated A-1. Situated on Route 125, near the junction with Route 28, and responsible for policing both highways, as well as the local rural area. Still occupied by the MSP today.

Concord Barracks: Situated on Route 2 in West Concord and responsible for patrolling that, as well as the local area. Another barracks in identical colonial style to Andover, apparently built in the 1930s by the Works Progress Administration. Still occupied by the MSP. Just across the road from the Massachusetts State Reformatory and provided support to the warders there during prison riots.

Framingham Barracks: Troop A Headquarters. Situated at 450 Worcester Road (Route 9) and a typical early 1930s colonial-style building.

Topsfield Barracks: Situated on Route 1. Identical in appearance to other colonial-style barracks, so probably also opened in the late 1920s or early 1930s. Now used as the headquarters of Topsfield Police Department, having been replaced by the new MSP Barracks in Newbury in 1987. This barracks almost certainly covers the Lovecraft Country part of Essex County in the 1920s. Despite it being mentioned by Chaosium that the nearest State Police Barracks to Arkham is Danvers, the Danvers Barracks didn't actually open until 1994 to house a unit not established (at Lynnfield, later moving to Peabody) until 1956. The Topsfield Barracks are about 9 miles from Arkham, 12 miles from Kingsport, 6½ miles from Bolton, and 11½ miles from Innsmouth.

Troop B

Covers the western part of the state. Established in 1921.

Cheshire Barracks: Established in the mid-1920s, but replaced by Pittsfield Barracks in 1937 (although it moved back to a brand-new building on Route 8 in Cheshire in 1987).

Lee Barracks: Troop B's first barracks, established in 1921. The present colonial-style barracks, situated on Route 20 (215 Laurel Street), were built in 1931 and are still used by the MSP. The original barracks was a barn in East Lee (also probably on Route 20), with the horses housed on the ground floor and the troopers in the loft.

Leeds Barracks: Troop B Headquarters. Situated in a converted barn and residence. It was replaced by a new colonial-style barracks in Northampton (555 King Street on Routes 5 and 10), still used by the MSP, in 1931.

Monson Barracks: Established in the early 1920s and issued with at least one patrol car. Replaced by Springfield Barracks in 1987. Probably situated on Route 32. See also the Hampden Police Department website.

Russell Barracks: Housed in a wooden building known as Fort Apache, about a mile to the west of the present barracks on Route 20 built in 1959.

Shelburne Falls Barracks: Another colonial-style building which looks to have been constructed in the 1930s. No hard evidence it existed in the 1920s. Situated at 289 Mohawk Trail (Route 2).

Troop C

Covers the central area of the state. Presumably established in 1921 or 1922.

Brookfield Barracks: Another colonial-style building erected in 1930 on High Street and still used by the MSP. Situated on Route 9, the main road between Boston and New York.

Charlton Barracks: There is a current Charlton Barracks built in 1957 on the Massachusetts Turnpike, but it appears there may have been another which has now been replaced by the Sturbridge Barracks.

Grafton Barracks: A colonial-style building dating from 1931 at 44 Worcester Street (Route 140). Replaced by a new barracks in Millbury in 2006, it now houses the MSP Museum.

Holden Barracks: Troop C Headquarters. A colonial-style building at 612 Main Street (Route 122A) dating from 1930

Petersham Barracks: Moved to Westminster at some time in the 1920s or early 1930s, then to the present colonial-style building on Route 2 in Athol in 1934. This is the barracks that covers Winchendon, the site of the fictional Aylesbury, so could probably be replaced by Aylesbury Barracks in a Lovecraft Country setting.

Troop D

Covers the southeastern area of the state. Established in 1922.

Middleboro Barracks: Troop D Headquarters. Replaced by a new building elsewhere in Middleboro in 1956.

Nantucket Barracks: Situated at 83 North Liberty Street and covers Nantucket Island.

North Dartmouth Barracks: Situated at 262 State Road (US Route 6). Replaced by a brand-new building in 2006, although the old building still exists

Norwell Barracks: A colonial-style building presumably dating from the early 1930s at 6 West Street.

Oak Bluffs Barracks: Situated on Temahigan Road and covers Martha's Vineyard and the Elizabeth Islands.

South Yarmouth Barracks: Another colonial-style building presumably dating from the early 1930s at 1171 State Road (Route 28).

West Bridgewater Barracks: Closed in 1956.

Photographs on the website of the Massachusetts State Police Museum show that the uniform in the 1920s and 1930s was surprisingly modern, with a peaked cap, riding breeches, knee boots, and a thigh-length leather coat for cold-weather wear. Since the photos are black-and-white, the uniform colours are difficult to determine (I believe the current "French and Electric Blue" of the MSP wasn't adopted until the 1930s). A 1931 Ford Model A Cruiser is shown on another page. It does appear to be in colours very close to the modern colours: mainly dark blue, with light blue (not quite the modern electric blue, but close) doors, roof and bonnet (hood) top, with "STATE POLICE" written down the sides of the bonnet and the MSP badge on the doors.

It seems reasonable to assume, given the force's small size in the 1920s, that each MSP barracks was staffed by only a handful of men (probably a sergeant and 3-4 troopers).

Law Enforcement in Lovecraft Country: Part 1

There are several references in Chaosium publications to Essex County sheriff's deputies performing policing duties in rural areas of Essex County. However, like other New England states, Massachusetts subscribes to the town system. What this means is that, unlike most American states, the entire state is divided into municipalities, with no unincorporated areas. While in the 1920s the counties in Massachusetts did have more administrative responsibilities than they do today, it appears that they never did have responsibility for policing. They did have sheriffs, but they were responsible only for the legal aspects of sheriffs' work (serving summonses etc) and for operating the county jails.

Policing in the rural areas of Lovecraft Country therefore would be carried out either by the police department of the local town or city within whose boundaries the area fell or by the Massachusetts State Police Patrol. Founded in 1865 as the Massachusetts State Constabulary, the MSPP only had a handful of officers until 1921, when it was renamed and expanded to a grand total of fifty officers. In an era before major highways, its main responsibility was to police the rural areas of the state, which its officers mainly still did on horseback in the 1920s (although they did have a few motor vehicles). Given the small size of both most urban police departments and of the MSPP, it is likely that rural communities would be hard-pressed to get hold of any policeman for anything less than a major crime. A motorised policeman harassing motorists in a rural area as described in the copy of The Arkham Advertiser included with Arkham Unveiled seems a very unlikely occurrence.

This, of course, is one of the problems with writing scenarios for roleplaying games set in the historical real world - there is a tendency to assume that everyday things then were much like they are now and, in the case of law enforcement, that a phone call will summon a police officer in a fast car within a few minutes to deal with your problem. That, of course, was simply not the case in any country in the 1920s, outside the major cities. It was particularly not the case in the United States, with its highly decentralised local government. The image, garnered from decades of Hollywood films, of every county being patrolled by deputy sheriffs in police cruisers is simply fantasy in the pre-war period, when many American counties had no real law enforcement at all. The sheriff served process and possibly operated the county jail, but rarely did he do much real policing, even in states where he was theoretically supposed to. Ironically, the best rural policing was probably in the Old West frontier states, formerly known for their lawless reputations, where the sheriffs' departments had far more experience of real police work. Most eastern sheriffs were predominantly legal officers and not policemen. In the majority of rural areas in America, if you had a real problem you might call the state police (if there was a state police - most states didn't have one), but in minor cases the only recourse was likely to be a local constable, probably part-time and likely unpaid, with few powers, no training and little experience. In European countries you'd have a little more luck, as policing was more centralised, but even there the first responder would likely be a single local officer on a bicycle with no real experience of serious crime.

Initially, I thought the Arkham Police Department, as described in Arkham Unveiled, with a chief, a captain, a detective lieutenant, three sergeants, two detectives and 15-20 patrolmen, seemed to be surprisingly large for a smallish town in 1920s America. However, a bit of research suggests that it is not beyond the realms of possibility. A photograph of the Andover Police Department in the early 1920s on their website suggests the department had fourteen officers at that time and Andover is probably somewhat smaller than Arkham.

A comparison of the real-world towns in Essex County could be interesting. The following table shows the 1920s and modern population of each of these towns and the full-time strength of its police department today.

Town 1920 Population 2000 Population Chief Deputy Chief Detective Captain Captain Detective Lieutenant Lieutenant Detective Sergeant Sergeant Detective Officer Total Inhabitants per police officer
Amesbury 9,894 16,429 1 -- -- -- 1 ? -- ? 3 ? ? ?
Andover ? 31,247 1 1 -- -- -- 5 1 7 6 33 52 600.9
Beverly 27,478 39,862 1 -- -- 2 1 4 1 8 2 45 64 622.8
Boxford ? 7,921 1 -- -- -- -- 2 -- -- -- 10 13 609.3
Danvers 11,893 25,212 1 -- -- 2 -- 3 1 7 3 30 51 494.3
Essex 1,654 3,267 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 2 8 12 272.2
Georgetown ? 7,377 1 -- -- -- -- 2 1 2 1 4 11 670.6
Gloucester 25,101 30,273 1 ? ? ? 1 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Groveland ? 6,038 1 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1 4 8 754.7
Hamilton ? 8,315 1 -- -- -- -- 1 -- 1 1 9 13 639.6
Haverhill 55,884 58,969 1 1 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Ipswich 6,098 12,987 1 -- -- -- -- 1 -- 5 2 16 25 519.5
Lawrence 96,723 72,043 1 1 1 2 2 4+ 3 9+ 23 ? ? ?
Lynn 106,081 89,050 1 2 1 3 ? 15 ? 18 ? 128 168 530.0
Lynnfield ? 11,542 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 3 1 11 18 641.2
Manchester 2,599 5,228 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 3 1 10 15 348.5
Marblehead 8,414 20,377 1 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Merrimac ? 6,504 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 1 -- 5 7 929.1
Methuen 21,377 43,789 1 1 -- 2 1 ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Middleton ? 7,744 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 2 -- 8 12 645.3
Nahant ? 3,632 1 -- -- -- -- 1 -- 3 -- 7 12 302.7
Newbury ? 6,717 1 -- -- -- -- 1 -- 3 1 10 16 419.8
Newburyport 16,618 17,189 1 -- -- -- -- 2 -- 5 2 21 31 554.5
North Andover ? 27,202 1 -- -- -- 1 1 -- 7 4 20 34 800.0
Peabody 21,677 48,129 1 2 -- 5 1 1 4 12 9 59 94 512.0
Rockport 2,345 7,767 1 -- -- -- -- -- 2 2 -- 10 15 517.8
Rowley 2,152 5,500 1 -- -- -- 1 -- -- 2 -- 8 12 458.3
Salem 44,688 40,922 1 -- 1 3 1 7 2 11 6 47 79 518.0
Salisbury ? 7,827 1 -- -- -- -- -- 1 4 1 5 12 652.2
Saugus ? 26,078 1 1 -- -- 1 3 1 ? 6 ? ? ?
Swampscott ? 14,412 1 -- -- 1 -- 4 1 5 3 17 32 450.4
Topsfield 2,121 6,141 1 ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? 10 614.1
Wenham ? 4,440 1 -- -- 1 -- -- 1 2 1 14 20 222
West Newbury ? 4,149 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- 2 -- 4 7 592.7

Other than revealing a huge disparity between the numbers of officers compared to the population throughout the county and an even larger disparity in the usage of police ranks in different towns, it also shows that on average an Essex County police department had one officer for every 551.6 inhabitants. Assuming that 1920s police departments had about half the officers per head that they do now (a purely random assumption based on informed guesswork), then Arkham, with a population of 22,562 (according to the list at the back of Tales of the Miskatonic Valley) should have about twenty police officers, which makes the Arkham Unveiled figures about right. Kingsport, with a population of 7,834, should have about seven. Chaosium's Kingsport says that it has four, and then goes on later in the same paragraph to suggest it has more, so maybe we should add a couple. Bolton, with a population of 15,539 (and appearing to correspond almost exactly to Hamilton on the TotMV map), should have about fourteen.

Frankly, I'd be surprised if a 1920s police department outside a major city like Boston would have any detectives. That's just my gut feeling, however, based on a knowledge of police history in other countries, and I may be wrong about the situation in the United States. By and large, detectives were few and far between in the 1920s. Major cities may have had reasonably large and efficient detective forces, but many police forces, even quite large ones in developed countries, had few detectives or none at all, especially in rural areas. Most police work in all countries was carried out by uniformed officers with no knowledge of criminal investigation whatsoever. Even in countries with national or large regional police forces, the specialist detectives rarely operated outside the major cities. For gaming purposes I can see why keepers would want there to be a couple, though, and my version of Arkham will probably retain them.

I was also initially surprised to read in Chaosium's books that Arkham has three police cars and two motorcycles and Kingsport has two police cars. Most world police forces had few or no motor vehicles in the 1920s. With a few exceptions, the British police didn't really start adopting them until the 1930s at the earliest. However, my research does show that quite a number of small town police departments in Essex County were operating cars and motorcycles by the 1920s, so the descriptions in the sourcebooks are probably reasonable. The United States embraced the motor car with far more enthusiasm than anywhere else in the world, and this appears to have also applied to the police.

Innsmouth has three, probably part-time, constables who function more or less as a police force elsewhere, as constables often did at the time. Innsmouth, being a very weird place, has no real reason to conform to historical reality in any case.

Arkham appears to be situated more or less at the location of the real-life Centerville, a neighbourhood (i.e. village) in Beverly, and its territory therefore probably occupies part of what in the real world is the northeastern part of the City of Beverly ("city" or "town" in Massachusetts, of course, referring to the whole area and not just the built-up area of the municipality) and possibly the eastern part of the Town of Wenham as well (note that Wenham does not appear on the Chaosium map, although there's probably no particular reason it shouldn't exist in Lovecraft Country). Kingsport seems to be more or less Beverly Farms, another neighbourhood, and thus occupies the southeastern part of the City of Beverly. Bolton seems to be Hamilton, and can thus entirely replace the Town of Hamilton (poor Hamilton!). Innsmouth appears to more or less correspond to Little Neck in Ipswich, and its territory is therefore the northeastern part of the real-world Town of Ipswich.

Outside Essex County, we have Aylesbury, Dunwich and Foxfield. Aylesbury appears to more or less correspond with Winchendon, a town in Worcester County. Since Aylesbury is referred to as being the seat of the fictitious Aylesbury County, we can probably assume that Aylesbury County occupies the northern half of the real Worcester County. Dunwich is described as a township and unincorporated community in Return to Dunwich, but neither of these terms are used in Massachusetts. It is tempting, given its small size and isolated location, to look on Dunwich as a village within the Town of Aylesbury, but the fact it appears to have its own town government, with selectmen, a justice of the peace and a constable, mitigates against this (since villages in Massachusetts have no official existence as local government entities). Dunwich is probably therefore best seen as a town in its own right, small, rural and almost-forgotten, in the woods between Aylesbury and Ashburnham. Foxfield, created by Miskatonic River Press, is in Middlesex County, north of Tewksbury.

Monday, 4 October 2010

List of Addresses in Arkham

This is a list of all buildings, establishments and sites mentioned in Call of Cthulhu books as being in Arkham in the 1920s. It is a work in progress and will be added to as and when I have time.

Note that there are spoilers in this table.

Street Number Neighbourhood Establishment Reference
Armitage St 139 E Downtown Art's Billiards 215
Armitage St 148 E Downtown Dennison's Ice Cream Emporium 227
Armitage St 235 E Downtown Arkham Gas Co 222
Armitage St 302 E Downtown Arkham Police Station 232, AU
Armitage St 345 E Downtown Arkham Bell Telephone Co 223
Armitage St 404 E Downtown Arkham Trolley Co 224
Armitage St 418 E Downtown Arkham Fire Department 236
Armitage St 650 E Easttown Anderson's Chemical Supply 307
Armitage St 750 E Easttown Arkham Worsted Mills 309
Armitage St 179 W Northside Tilden Arms Hotel 134, TAA
Armitage St 237 W Northside Aunt Lucy's 133
Armitage St 297 W Northside Commercial House 131
Armitage St 350 W Northside Tower Professional Building 118
Armitage St 387 W Northside The Desolate Highway Café 129, D&F
Armitage St 389 W Northside Arkham Advertiser 128
Armitage St 523 W Northside Arkham Baler Co 126
Armitage St & Garrison St SW Northside Ernie Trout, Newsstand 135
Aylesbury Pike -- Outskirts Bowen Woods TC
Aylesbury Pike & Ravine Lane -- Outskirts Billington's Woods & Mansion 1001, TC
Off Aylesbury St -- Outskirts University Athletic Field 1004
Off Aylesbury St & Sutton Rd -- Outskirts Phillips Woods TC
Off Boston Turnpike -- Outskirts Goody Fowler's Cottage 1009
Off Boston Turnpike -- Outskirts Old Carter Mansion 1003
Off Boston Turnpike -- Outskirts Snake's Den Cave 1002
Boundary St 188 N Merchant The Unnamable House 403, AU
Boundary St 113 S Merchant Elijah Potts, Stonecutter 405
Boundary St 224 S Campus Miskatonic Valley Veterans' Home 601
Boundary St 322 S Campus Southwest Transformer Station 602
Boundary St -- Merchant Old Wooded Graveyard & Hangman's Hill 401, 402
Bowen Road -- Outskirts Bishop's Bridge TC
Brown St 511 Northside Taranowski's Bakery 116
Brown St 561 Northside Harding House 115, TAA
Brown St 622 Northside Guardian Apartments 106, TAA
Brown St 623 Northside Mail advertising firm, former Checkley Institute for Psychic Research DON
Brown St 679 Northside Masonic Lodge 107
Church St 135 E Merchant Bryant's Apothecary 445
Church St 146 E French Hill Campus Bicycle Shop 702, TAA
Church St 157 E Merchant Taranowski's Bakery (Campus Branch) 446
Church St 195 E Merchant Arkham Gift Shop 447
Church St 211 E Merchant Stewart's Caravan 454
Church St 233 E Merchant F&M Trains & Toys 455
Church St 250 E French Hill Old Arkham Graveyard 712
Church St 267 E Merchant Chelsea House Apartments 456, TAA
Church St 540 E French Hill Bayfriar's Church 714
Church St 110 W Merchant Woolworth's 5 & 10 438
Church St 168 W Merchant Sears-Roebuck Catalog Store 458
Church St 172 W Merchant Marsh's Confectionery 436
Church St 224 W Merchant The University Shop 435, TAA
Church St 2-- W Merchant Jaywil's Book Store 434
Church St 268 W Merchant University Shoe Store 433
Church St 288 W Merchant Miss Jenny's Beauty Parlor 432
Church St 298 W Merchant Gilman's Office Supplies 431
Church St 310 W Merchant Gleason's Department Store 457, TAA
Church St 338 W Merchant Pike's Haberdashery 430
Church St 388 W Merchant Caselius's Fine Jewelers 429
Church St 428 W Merchant Hattie's Boutique 428
Church St 478 W Merchant E Waite, Goldsmith 427
Church St 581 W Campus Whitechapel Mortuary 604
Church St 622 W Merchant Hubbard Public School 407
Church St 665 W Campus Arkham Public High School 603
Church St -- -- Former Doc Howard's Bar (fl.1873) AU
Church St & Garrison St NE Merchant Church Street Cafeteria 444
College St 152 E French Hill Keenan's Laundry 709
College St 181 E French Hill Lewiston House 708, TAA
College St 297 E French Hill School of Positive Thinking 717
College St 111 W Campus Arkham Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 627
College St 200 W Campus Hotel Miskatonic 626
College St 333 W Campus Hoyt Administration Building 625
College St 611 W Campus Miskatonic University Laundry & Steam Plant 610
College St 676 W Campus Miskatonic University School of Medicine 609, ALK
College St 687 W Campus Miskatonic University Exhibit Museum 624
Crane St 588 Campus Peaslee House 606
Crane St 602 Campus Miskatonic Athletic Association 605
Curwen St 115 E Noyes House TC
Curwen St 136 E Downtown Kenneth Heath, Private Investigator 204, TAA
Curwen St 332 E Downtown Bee's Diner 209
Curwen St 374 W Hope House TC
Curwen St 498 W Northside Shrewsbury House 103, TAA
Derby St 225 E Downtown Arkham Sanitarium 201
Derby St 560 W Northside Pump House & Water Tower 101
Derby St W Thurber House TAA
Dyer St 705 Downtown Innsmouth Bus Stop 203
Dyer St 715 Downtown Fleetwood Diner 202, TAA
East St 211 N Rivertown Hiram the Junkman 512
East St & River St SW Rivertown Jacob Asker, Blacksmith 511
Federal St 648 Pierce House TC
Federal St 656 Easttown First Unitarian Church of Arkham 302
Federal St 698 Easttown Pickering House 301
Federal St -- Outskirts Harper's Woods DON
Fish St 411 Downtown Sheehan Contractor Supply 239
Fish St 443 Downtown Pin Liou, Tattoos 238
French Hill St 191 N Rivertown Gregor Weilder, Glassblower 506
French Hill St N end Rivertown Arley's Boat & Bait 505
French Hill St 471 S French Hill French Hill Transformer Station 723
French Hill St 549 S Lower Southside Eleazar's Funeral Home 910
French Hill St 554 S Lower Southside Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church 909
French Hill St 615 S Lower Southside Tenement Building 914, TAA
French Hill St 620 S Lower Southside Unione Italiano 913
French Hill St 708 S Lower Southside Petrucci's Barbershop 916
Garrison St 422 N Downtown First National Grocery Store 243
Garrison St 443 N Northside Sander's Wax Museum 136, TAA
Garrison St 480 N Downtown Amherst Theater 225, TAA
Garrison St 552 N Downtown Telenews Cinema 212, TAA
Garrison St 650 N Downtown Rotary Club 205
Garrison St 721 N Northside The Speakeasy 104
Garrison St 945 N Northside Potter's Field 102
Garrison St 259 S French Hill Almen's Flowers 703
Garrison St 271 S French Hill College Barbershop 704
Garrison St 311 S French Hill University Spa 706
Garrison St 531 S Lower Southside Arkham Historical Society 901, TC
Garrison St 5-- -- Billinger's Auction House DON
Garrison St -- Outskirts Fenner's Road House 1015
Garrison St & Armitage St NE Downtown Crawford's Restaurant 213, TAA
Garrison St & Church St SE Walgreen's Drugs 701
Garrison St & Ravine Lane -- Outskirts Meadow Hill 1007
Gedney St 511 Northside E E Saltonstall & Associates, Attorneys-at-Law 123, TAA
Gedney St 520 Northside Arkham Chamber of Commerce 125
Gedney St 565 Northside Uptown Laundry 121
Gedney St 588 Northside Edwin Tillinghast, Rare Books & Maps 124, TAA
Gedney St 611 Northside Terrace Building 111, TAA
Gedney St 621 Northside Arkham Loan Agency 112, TAA
Gedney St 670 Northside Manley Theatre 109
Halsey St 571 Easttown Temple Baptist Church 306
Halsey St -- Easttown Thorne HOuse 310
High Lane 106 W Northside Grafton Diner 137
High Lane 298 W Northside B&M Train Station 132
High Lane 488 W Northside Borden Arms 130, TAA
High Lane 562 Northside Arkham Fuel & Coal Co 113
High Lane 916 Northside Bladesell House TAA
High Lane & Garrison St NE Downtown Penny Arcade 226
High Lane & Marsh St NW Downtown Phillips 66 Station 235
High Lane & Peabody Ave NW Downtown Ballard's Auto Lot 229
High St 109 E Lower Southside Miss Andrews' Social Parlour 903
High St 132 E Crane House TC
High St 122 W Uptown May Ladies Beauty Salon 811
High St 288 W Estheridge Mansion DON
High St 411 W Uptown Miskatonic Club 812
High St 602 W Uptown Daniel Shay Public School 802
High St -- Nichols House 232
High St E end Outskirts Crowninshield Manor 1012
Hill St -- Bishop House TC
Hyde St 150 E Downtown Arkham First National Bank 214
Hyde St 350 W Northside Arkham Gazette 108, AU
Hyde St 488 W Northside Jenkin Public School 105
Independence Square -- Downtown -- 211
Jenkin St 520 Northside Worldwide Clipping Service 122, TAA
Jenkin St 562 Northside Hardwicke's Stamps & Coins 120, TAA
Jenkin St 577 Northside Miss Christian's School for Modern Women 117
Jenkin St 588 Northside J J Abbott, Taxidermist 119
Jenkin St 622 Northside Jedediah Marsh & Associates, Attorneys-at-Law 110
Lich St 171 French Hill Mehler's Funeral Parlor 705
Lich St 214 French Hill First Baptist Church of Arkham 715
Lich St 288 French Hill Smith's Boarding House 716, TAA
Lich St 432 French Hill St Michael's Catholic Church 718, TAA
Main St 101-399 E Merchant Easterly Warehouses 439, 440
Main St 132 E Merchant Bell Café 442
Main St 148 E Merchant Markwil's Theatrical Supply 443
Main St 206 E Merchant Caleb Markham, Locksmith 449
Main St 226 E Merchant Harden's Used Books 450
Main St 244 E Merchant B F Jones, Hardware 451
Main St 276 E Merchant Benson's Market 452, TAA
Main St 390 E Merchant Bargain House Clothiers 453
Main St 421 E Rivertown Arkham General Store 502
Main St 444 E Rivertown East Church 503
Main St 550 E Rivertown East Public High School 508
Main St 100-498 W Merchant Old Warehouses 411, 440, DON
Main St 131 W Merchant Walters' Optics & Fancy Toys 426
Main St 185 W Merchant Fenner Avery, Tobacconist 425
Main St 197 W Merchant The Radio Center 424
Main St 200 W Merchant Lucky Clover Cartage Co 412, DON
Main St 205 W Merchant Malloy's Timepieces 423
Main St 237 W Merchant Bernard Evans, Optometrist 422
Main St 261 W Merchant George Tillinghast, Curios & Antiques 421
Main St 2-- W Merchant Gleason's Department Store Warehouse DON
Main St 307 W Merchant Manelli's Music Store 420
Main St 321 W Merchant Albert Cunningham, Pet Shop 419
Main St 333 W Merchant Arthur Murray School of Dance 418, TAA
Main St 353 W Merchant Anderson's Furniture & Carpets 417
Main St 417 W Merchant Parrington's Gun Shop 416, TAA
Main St 433 W Merchant Ace Alarms & Lock-Safes 415
Main St 451 W Merchant Arkham Gallery of Art 414
Main St 4-- W Merchant Anderson's Furniture & Carpets Warehouses DON
Main St 561 W Merchant Old West Church 408
Main St 601 W Merchant Public Schools Building 406
Main St 6-- W Merchant Old Russel House TC
Main St & Garrison St NE Merchant Esso Service Station 413
Main St & Garrison St SW Merchant Kroger's 437
Main St & Garrison St SE Merchant Newsstand 441
Main St & Garrison St Merchant Cab stand TAA
Marsh St 420 Downtown Miskatonic Valley Savings Bank 231
Marsh St 467 Downtown Northside Market 228
Marsh St 470 Downtown Arkham Edison Co 230
Marsh St 555 Downtown Heinrich T Muelhig, MD 219
Marsh St 560 Downtown Massachusetts National Guard Armory 244
Marsh St 567 Downtown Garrison Sinderwald, MD 218
Marsh St 589 Downtown Bertrand Chambers, Attorney-at-Law 216
Marsh St 589½ Downtown Federal Bond Agency 217, TAA
Marsh St 630 Downtown Arkham Public Library 208
Marsh St 640 Downtown Asbury Methodist-Episcopal Church 206
Marsh St 682 Downtown Diamond Credit Agency 207
Marsh St & Armitage St NW Downtown Demolition Site 220
Miskatonic Ave 391 E Lower Southside Halsey Public School 915
Miskatonic Ave 406 W Ames House TC
Miskatonic Ave 417 W Uptown Armitage House 808
Miskatonic Ave 507 W Uptown Morton Haswell, MD 807
Miskatonic Ave 680 W Uptown Shear House 816
Miskatonic University Campus -- Campus Charles Tyner Science Annex 613
Miskatonic University Campus -- Campus Copley Memorial Bell Tower 614
Miskatonic University Campus -- Campus Dorothy Upman Hall 620
Miskatonic University Campus -- Campus East Dormitory 619
Miskatonic University Campus -- Campus Faculty & Graduate Residence 621
Miskatonic University Campus -- Campus Liberal Arts Building 615
Miskatonic University Campus -- Campus Locksley Hall 617, TAA
Miskatonic University Campus -- Campus Orne Library 623
Miskatonic University Campus -- Campus President's House 622
Miskatonic University Campus -- Campus Science Hall 612
Miskatonic University Campus -- Campus Statue of Dean Halsey 616
Miskatonic University Campus -- Campus West Dormitory 618
Noyes St 217 Cottage for sale TAA
Noyes St 511 Easttown Martin Public School 305
Noyes St 633 Easttown Checkley Manor DON
Noyes St 753 Easttown Crawford House 303
Orne's Gangway -- French Hill -- 722
Parsonage St 150 S Merchant Christchurch Episcopal 448
Parsonage St 233 S Apartment Building TC
Parsonage St 334 S French Hill Miskatonic University Garage 707
Peabody Ave 420 N Downtown Bunden's Bindery 237
Peabody Ave 433 N Downtown Arkham Cab Co 234, TAA
Peabody Ave 487 N Downtown Arkham Post Office 233
Peabody Ave 551 N Downtown Arkham Town Hall 221
Peabody Ave 666 N Downtown Arkham Courthouse & Jail 210
Peabody Ave 209 S French Hill Southside Bathhouse 713
Pickman St 103 E French Hill New England School of Bookkeeping 710, TAA
Pickman St 166 E Lower Southside Larkin Institute 902
Pickman St 197 E French Hill The Witch House 711, TAA
Pickman St 111 W Uptown Timbleton Arms 810, TAA
Pickman St 122 W Campus Harriet Botsford Hotel for Women 628
Pickman St 299 W Uptown Portman House 809
Pickman St 587 W Uptown The Franklin Place 801, TAA
Powder Mill St 106 N Rivertown Arkham Printing 507
Powder Mill St 174 S Rivertown Eleanor Peabody Charity Home 504
Powder Mill St 373 S French Hill Eben S Draper Public School 719
Powder Mill St 477 S French Hill YMCA 721, TAA
Powder Mill St 552 S Lower Southside Taran Hall 908
Powder Mill St 689 S Lower Southside Anton's Restaurant 912
Off Ravine Lane -- Outskirts Chapman Farm 1006, ALK
Off Ravine Lane -- Outskirts Town Dump 1005
River St 500 E Rivertown Dunham's Brickyard 513
River St 608 E Rivertown Beacon of Hope Settlement House 509
River St 559 W Merchant Arkham Dairy 404
River St W Merchant Wharves DON
River St & Blair Rd -- Outskirts Parson's Point TC
Saltonstall St 131 E Lower Southside Eye of Amara Society 904
Saltonstall St 184 E Lower Southside William Pinter, DVM 905
Saltonstall St 118 W Uptown Wilmarth House 815
Saltonstall St 276 W Uptown Clark's Residential Accommodations 814, TAA
Saltonstall St 432 W Uptown Daughters of the American Revolution 813
Saltonstall St 522 W Uptown Horton Wilson, MD 805
Saltonstall St 602 W Uptown Whitechapel Nursing Home 804
Saltonstall St 651 W Uptown First Presbyterian Church of Arkham 806
Saltonstall St 662 W Uptown Daniel Upton, Consulting Architect 803
Saltonstall St -- Uptown Appley House 139
Sentinel St 137 N Rivertown G Schmidt, Glazier 510
Sentinel St 348 S French Hill Southside Gym 720
Sutton Rd -- Outskirts Phillips Farm TC
Walnut St 522 Lower Southside St Stanislaus Catholic Church 906
Walnut St 574 Lower Southside Szymanski's Boarding House 907, TAA
Walnut St 648 Lower Southside Simpson Apartments 911, TAA
Washington St E Lower Southside Christchurch Cemetery 917, DON
Washington St 651 W Uptown Arkham Reserved Congregational Church 817
Water St 315 E Downtown Adams Lumber Yard 240
Water St 400 E Downtown Slaughterhouse 241
Water St 600 E Easttown Ice House 308
West St 411 N Northside Arkham Bus Line 127
West St 570 N Northside Construction Site (Apartment Building) 114
West St 270 S Campus Jonathan Edwards Hall 607, TAA
West St 378 S Campus Axton Field House 608
West St 450 S Campus St Mary's Teaching Hospital 611
Whately St 606 Easttown Northside Transformer Station 304
-- -- Rivertown The Shore 501
-- -- Miskatonic River The Unvisited Island 409
-- -- Outskirts Clark's Corners 1008
-- -- Outskirts Blasted Heath 1010
-- -- Outskirts Gardner Farm 1010
-- -- Outskirts Pierce Farm 1010
-- -- Outskirts Arkham Airfield 1013

Abbreviations for Sources

Note that I've been playing and collecting CoC books a long time. The books listed will generally be the first edition unless otherwise noted. H. P. Lovecraft's Arkham, for example, has changed many of the addresses of businesses in the town, but those on my list are the old addresses.

Abbreviation Scenario etc Book
101-1015 Gazetteer Arkham Unveiled
ALK "A Little Knowledge" Arkham Unveiled
AU Introductory chapters Arkham Unveiled
D&F Dreams & Fancies Kingsport: The City in the Mists
DON "Dead of Night" Arkham Unveiled
TAA The Arkham Advertiser (insert) Arkham Unveiled
TC "The Condemned" Arkham Unveiled

Thursday, 23 September 2010

List of Former Arkham Inhabitants

This is a list of all individuals mentioned in Call of Cthulhu books as living in Arkham at one time, but no longer living there in the 1920s. It is a work in progress and will be added to as and when I have time.

Note that there are spoilers in this table.

Surname First Name(s) Description Current Residence/Death1 Reference
-- Marsella Haitian housekeeper, voodoo priestess 1905 DON
Addleson Dr -- President of Miskatonic University -- 625
Ames Peter Entomber of Sermon Bishop fl.1752 TC
Armitage Abigail Buried in Old Wooded Graveyard 1694 401
Armitage Jeremiah Early settler 1600s AU
Axton Peter "Dump" Miskatonic University football coach 1918 608
Baldwin George Journalist, historian fl.1844 TC
Billington Alijah Opponent of Ward Phillips 1700s TAA
Botsford Harriet Benefactor of the Harriet Botsford Hotel for Women D 628
Carter Christopher Great-uncle of Randolph Carter 190x 1003
Carter Randolph Dreamer, writer -- 401, 403, 1002, 1003, AU, TAA
Checkley Mrs Rose Wife of Jason Checkley 1903 DON
Copley -- Three sons lost in the Civil War 186x 614
Crane Jeremiah Entomber of Sermon Bishop fl.1752 TC
Curwen Tristram Early settler 1600s AU
Derby Capt Francis Sea captain, executor of Jeremiah Orne fl.1761-1765 AU
Derby Nathaniel Pickman Foundation founder -- AU
Dunham Philip Husband of Emily Dunham D TAA
Estheridge Andrew Mill-owner D DON
Fowler Goody -- Witch 1704 402, 1009, AU
Gardner Nahum Farmer -- 1010
Goddard Trisham Possible sorcerer & revenant 1810 408
Halden John Benefactor [?], Arkham Historical Society -- TC
Halsey Dr Allan Dean of Medicine, Miskatonic University 1905 616, AU, TAA
Helmsley Maryanne Thurber, Lady Daughter of Howard Thurber 1915 TAA
Johnson Mrs Abigail Thurber Daughter of Howard Thurber Hanover, In TAA
Locksley George Executor of Jeremiah Orne fl.1765 AU
Noyes Jebel Entomber of Sermon Bishop fl.1752 TC
Olney Eliot Lost part of house to cannonball fl.1866 502
Orne Capt Jeremiah Sea captain, founder of Miskatonic University 1765 AU
Orne Mrs Sophia Harris Sister of Emily Dunham D TAA
Peabody Abel Early settler 1600s AU
Peabody Eleanor Benefactor of the Eleanor Peabody Charity Home D 504
Phillips Elihu Farmer, entomber of Sermon Bishop fl.1752 TC
Phillips Rev Ward Minister, First Baptist Church of Arkham 1700s 715, TAA, TC
Pickering Mrs Ethel Sea captain's wife fl.1828 301
Pickering John Adams First President of Miskatonic Liberal College fl.1760s AU
Pickering Capt Thomas Sea captain fl.1828 301
Pickering Col Timothy Revolutionary War hero D TAA
Pierce Capt James Entomber of Sermon Bishop fl.1752 TC
Pingree Mrs Ethel Co-founder of the Arkham Historical Society 1906 TC
Pingree Capt James Sea captain fl.1761 TC
Piper Dr Amos Department of Anthropology, Miskatonic University -- 902
Quamis -- Indian compatriot of Alijah Billington 1700s TAA
Russel Richard Wizard D TC
Saltonstall Capt Eli Sea captain, founder of Arkham's first textile mill fl.1796 AU
Svlatsov Mrs Gina Czeklov Daughter of Peter Czeklov Bolton, Ma TAA
Thurber Mrs Abigail Pierce Wife of Howard Thurber 1905 TAA
Thurber Mrs Grace Howard -- 1800s TAA
Thurber Marion Powell -- 1800s TAA
Tyner Dr Charles Scientist, MU graduate Unknown 613
Upham Dorothy Grace Benefactor of Miskatonic University 1875 620
West Dr Herbert Physician, reanimator, MU graduate 1922 1006, ALK, TAA
Wharton Mrs Mary Elliot Benefactor of St Mary's Hospital 1892 611
Wharton Mrs Rota Czeklov Daughter of Peter Czeklov Salem, Ma TAA
Whately Jebel Early settler 1600s AU
White Allen Entomber of Sermon Bishop fl.1752 TC
Williams Ethan Entomber of Sermon Bishop 1814 TC

1 D = Deceased (year of death uncertain)

Abbreviations for Sources

Note that I've been playing and collecting CoC books a long time. The books listed will generally be the first edition unless otherwise noted.

Abbreviation Scenario etc Book
101-1015 Gazetteer Arkham Unveiled
ALK "A Little Knowledge" Arkham Unveiled
AU Introductory chapters Arkham Unveiled
DON "Dead of Night" Arkham Unveiled
TAA The Arkham Advertiser (insert) Arkham Unveiled
TC "The Condemned" Arkham Unveiled

List of Arkham Inhabitants

This is a list of all individuals mentioned in Call of Cthulhu books as living in Arkham in the 1920s. It is a work in progress and will be added to as and when I have time.

Note that there are spoilers in this table.

SurnameFirst Name(s)Address1DescriptionSource(s)2
----201 E Derby St (h)Unidentified inmate of Arkham Sanitarium, narrator of "The Festival"201
--Art139 E Armitage St (w)Proprietor of Art's Billiards215
--Dan721 N Garrison St (w)Speakeasy bartender104
--Greg "the Monster"Rivershore (h)Vagrant, cannibal501
--Hiram211 N East St (h/w)Junkman512
--Josh387 W Armitage St (w)Co-proprietor of The Desolate Highway Café129
--Mona615 S French Hill St (h)Prostitute, petty thief914
--Sam721 N Garrison St (w)Speakeasy doorman104
--Virgilio "Big Red"620 S French Hill St (w)Manager of the Unione Italiano913
AbbottJ. J.588 Jenkin St (w)Taxidermist119
AbbottDr LawrenceCharles Tyner Science Annex (w)Department of Engineering, Dean of Applied Sciences, Miskatonic University612
AberstromMiss Jenny288 W Church St (w)Beautician, hairdresser432
AceRichard Henry433 W Main St (w)Locksmith, proprietor of Ace Alarms & Lock-Safes415
AdamsChief Benijah418 E Armitage St (w)Fire Chief236
AdamsRider421 E Main St (w)Proprietor of Arkham General Store502
Adams--315 E Water St (w)Proprietor of Adams Lumber Yard240
AlewifeAnthony670 Gedney St (f)Miskatonic University student, amateur actorTAA
AllenMiss Beatrice753 Noyes St (h)Madwoman303
AmbroseJoe750 E Armitage St (w)Maintenance man at Arkham Worsted Mills, coven member1007
AmesEnod406 W Miskatonic Ave (h)House painter, handymanTC
AmesDr SWansonLiberal Arts Building (w)Department of English, Miskatonic University, Director of Miskatonic University Press615
AndersonArthur422 N Garrison St (w)Manager of the First National Grocery Store243, K402
AndersonBen353 W Main StProprietor of Anderson's Furniture & Carpets417
Anderson--650 Armitage St (w)Proprietor of Anderson's Chemical Supply307
AndrewsMiss --109 E High St (h/w)Proprietor of Miss Andrews' Social Parlour903
AngleyDr RobertScience Hall (w)Department of Botany, Miskatonic University612, TAA
AppleyBartholomew, IVW Saltonstall St (h)Dilettante, car thief139
ArleyBertFrench Hill St (h/w)Proprietor of Arley's Boat & Bait505
ArmbrusterRev Wharton651 W Washington St (w)Minister of the Arkham Reserved Congegational Church817
ArmitageMrs Eleanor417 W Miskatonic Ave (h)Wife of Henry Armitage623, 808
ArmitageDr Henry417 W Miskatonic Ave (h)
Orne Library (w)
Director of the Orne Library, Miskatonic University623, 808
ArmwrightDr Chester676 W College St (w)Dean of Medicine, Miskatonic University609
ArthurDouglas378 S West St (w)Miskatonic University track & field coach608
AshbourneMaster Bobby298 W High Lane (w)Western Union telegram messenger132
AshleyDr Ferdinand CLiberal Arts Building (w)Department of Ancient History, Miskatonic University615
AskerJacobEast St & River St (w)Blacksmith, livery stable proprietor511, TAA
AtwaterHenry259 S Garrison St (w)Botany student at Miskatonic University, sales assistant at Almen's FlowersTC
AtwoodProf DonaldScience Hall (w)Department of Physics, Miskatonic University612
AveryFenner185 W Main St (w)Tobacconist425
BabsonMiss EuniceCrowninshield Manor (h/w)Housemaid1012
Bacon Everett -- Bootlegger DITW
BallardHarveyHigh Lane & Peabody Ave (w)Car salesman, driving instructor229
BeckworthRobert "Little Bob", Jr350 W Armitage St (w)
411 W High St (f)
Financier, property developer, proprietor of the Beckworth Development Co812, DON
BeemisHaroldItinerantTramp, coven member1007
BenitoLou620 S French Hill St (f)Gang lieutenant913
BensonJasper276 E Main St (w)Grocer452
BethnellDr AbramLiberal Arts Building (w)Chairman of the Department of Anthropology, Miskatonic University615
BillingsDr MorrisScience Hall (w)Department of Astronomy, Miskatonic University612, TAA, THRW
BishopFr Archibald150 S Parsonage St (w)Parish Priest of Christchurch Episcopal448, TAA
BishopSermonBishop's Bridge (f)Ancient wizardTC
BladesellJermyn Horton916 High Lane (h)--TAA
BradburyRobert "Bob"378 S West St (w)Director of Facilities & Grounds, Miskatonic University608
BridgetonLt Col Aubrey560 Marsh St (f)XO, Co B, 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers244
BrownGordon350 W Armitage St (w)Stockbroker118
BryantMather135 E Church St (w)Pharmacist445
Bunker--602 W Saltonstall St (w)Whitechapel Nursing HomeTAA
BundenMalcolm420 N Peabody Ave (w)Bookbinder, publisher237
CameronDr W EScience Hall (w)Dean of Physical Sciences, Miskatonic University612
CardiganRichard--Botany student at Miskatonic UniversityTC
CartwrightHenry378 S West St (w)Miskatonic University gymnastics & fencing coach608
CaseliusLazlo388 W Church St (w)Jeweller, gemcutter429, 427
CassidyEdwin "Ed"350 W Armitage St (w)Attorney118
ChambersBertrand589 Marsh St (w)Attorney, mob employee216
Chanson"Dr" Delbert297 E College St (w)Proprietor of the School of Positive Thinking717
CharltonFrankWest Dormitory (h)Philosophy student at Miskatonic UniversityALK
ChaseDr AaronLiberal Arts Building (w)Chairman of the Department of Classical Languages, Miskatonic University615
CheckleyMaster Adam--Son of Jason CheckleyDON
CheckleyJason633 Noyes St (h)Former director of the Checkley InstituteDON
CheckleyMiss Jessica--Daughter of Jason CheckleyDON
CheckleyMiss Rosemary--Daughter of Jason CheckleyDON
ChristianMiss --577 Jenkin St (h/w)Elocution teacher117
ClarkMiss Elizabeth276 W Saltonstall St (h/w)Boarding house proprietor814
Cochran Jack -- Bootlegger DITW
CoreyDr Nathaniel166 E Pickman St (h)Physician, inmate of the Larkin Institute902
CoreyMrs ----Nathaniel Corey's wife902
CouzonAlain288 Lich St (h)Hypnotist716, TAA
CraigLee E666 N Peabody Ave (w)Municipal Attorney210
CraneBenson132 E High St (h)--TC
CraneMichael350 W Hyde St (w)
411 W High St (f)
Owner & managing editor of the Arkham Gazette108, TAA
CraneMrs --132 E High St (h)Wife of Benson CraneTC
CrawfordMrs Ellen753 Noyes St (h)Widow303
CrossmanWillard--Retired financierDON
CrowninProf PeterLiberal Arts Building (w)Department of English, Dean of Languages, Literature & the Arts, Miskatonic University615
CunninghamAlbert321 W Main St (w)Pet shop proprietor419, TAA
CzeklovArno--Son of Peter CzeklovTAA
CzeklovPeter679 Brown St (f)--TAA
CzeklovRichard--Son of Peter CzeklovTAA
CzeklovMrs Rosa--Wife of Peter CzeklovTAA
CzyenckRobert467 Marsh St (w)Proprietor of the Northside Market, coven member228, 1007
DahlbergGregory433 N Peabody Ave (w)Manager of the Arkham Cab Co234
DelworthAugust--Miskatonic University student, playwrightTAA
Dennison--148 E Armitage St (w)Proprietor of Dennison's Ice Cream Emporium227
DerbyMrs Asenath WaiteCrowninshield Manor (h)Miskatonic University student1012, ALK
DerbyEdward PickmanCrowninshield Manor (h)Poet803, 1012
DiddlebockHarold551 N Peabody Ave (w)Assistant Town ManagerTAA
Dombrowski--197 E Pickman St (h)Landlord of the Witch House711
DombrowskiMrs --197 E Pickman St (h)Landlady of the Witch House711
Donnelly Doyle -- Bootlegger DITW
Dulagi"Madame" --648 Walnut St (h/w)Fortune teller911, TAA
DunhamMiss Elizabeth--Daughter of Emily DunhamTAA
DunhamMrs Emily Harris--WidowTAA
DunlapEd179 W Armitage St (w)Vacuum cleaner salesman, Mi-Go agent134
DyerDr WilliamScience Hall (w)Department of Geology, Dean of Natural Sciences, Miskatonic University612
EastmanDr P GLiberal Arts Building (w)Acting Chairman of the Department of English, Miskatonic University615
EdmundDr David333 W College St (w)Vice-President of Miskatonic University625
EleazarJasper549 S French Hill St (w)Undertaker910
ElleryDr DewartCharles Tyner Science Annex (w)Department of Metallurgy, Miskatonic University612
ElwoodFrank197 E Pickman St (h)
Science Hall (w)
Mathematics student at Miskatonic University711
EndicottMelvin Mowry----TAA
EstheridgeMrs Mildred288 W High St (h)Former co-directress of the Checkley InstituteDON
EvansBernard237 W Main StOptometrist422
FeldmanDr G R350 W Armitage St (w)Dentist, oral surgeon118
FenDr MartinLiberal Arts Building (w)Chairman of the Department of History, Miskatonic University615
FennerMelFenner's Road House (h/w)Proprietor of Fenner's Road House1015
Flaherty Will -- Bootlegger DITW
FlintAbigail122 W Pickman St (h/w)Manageress of the Harriet Botsford Hotel for Women628
FlintClell233 E Church St (w)Co-proprietor of F&M Trains & Toys455
FosworthBrian276 E Main St (w)Delivery driver for Benson's MarketDON
FowlerGoody --Old Wooded Graveyard (f)Evil ghost402, 1009, AU
Franklin--587 W Pickman St (h/w)Boarding house proprietor801
FranklinMrs --587 W Pickman St (h/w)Boarding house proprietor801
FreebornDr Tyler MLiberal Arts Building (w)Department of Anthropology, Miskatonic University615
Freen"St Looey" Larry721 N Garrison St (f)Bunko artist104
GammellMiss Harriet--Daughter of Ruby GammellTAA
GammellHerbert--Son of Ruby GammellTAA
GammellHezekiah--Son of Ruby GammellTAA
GammellMrs Ruby Dunham--Daughter of Emily DunhamTAA
GaspardJason131 E Saltonstall St (h)Occultist, leader of the Eye of Amara Society904
GedneyHarvey389 W Armitage St (w)Owner & managing editor of the Arkham Advertiser128
GedneyJames35 W Armitage St (w)Stockbroker118
GianelliMiss Catarina--Daughter of Giuseppe GianelliTAA
GianelliMrs Elena--Wife of Giuseppe GianelliTAA
GianelliMaster Francesco--Son of Giuseppe GianelliTAA
GianelliMiss Maria--Daughter of Giuseppe GianelliTAA
GianelliMaster Roberto--Son of Giuseppe GianelliTAA
GianelliMaster Vincenzo--Son of Giuseppe GianelliTAA
GilmanWalter197 E Pickman St (h)
Science Hall (w)
Mathematics student at Miskatonic University612, 711, AU
Gilman--298 W Church St (w)Proprietor of Gilman's Office Supplies431
GoddardDr ArthurLiberal Arts Building (w)Chairman of the Department of Fine Arts, Miskatonic University615
GolditzMeyer276 W Saltonstall St (h)
>200 W Main St (w)
Mob accountant, Lucky Clover Cartage Co bookkeeper412, 814
GordonHerb334 S Parsonage St (w)Mechanic at Miskatonic University Garage707
GreelyDr ArchibaldScience Hall (w)School of Physical Sciences, Miskatonic University612
GroatSgt --560 Marsh St (f)Motor Pool Sergeant, Co B, 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers244
HardenHerbert226 E Main St (w)Used bookseller450
HardenDet Luther302 E Armitage St (w)Chief of Detectives232
HardingMrs Grace561 Brown St (h/w)Boarding house proprietor115
HardingWilliam "Bill"561 Brown St (h/w)Boarding house proprietor115, TAA
HardstromDr Eric225 E Derby St (w)Director of Arkham Sanitarium201
HardwickeMorton562 Jenkin St (w)Proprietor of Hardwicke's Stamps & Coins120, TAA
HarriganDet Mickey302 E Armitage St (w)Police detective232
HarringtonStanley "Stan"Arkham Airfield (w)Proprietor of Arkham Airfield, flying instructor1013, TAA
HarrisLester--Brother of Ruby DunhamTAA
HarrisRoy--Brother of Ruby DunhamTAA
HarrisonMiss Henrietta168 W Church St (w)Manageress of the Sears-Roebuck Catalog Store458
HartMaj Charles560 Marsh St (f)Quartermaster, Co B, 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers244
HartwellDr Morton507 W Miskatonic Ave (h/w)Physician807
HaskettCorey Derby----TAA
HaskettMiss Melissa Susanna--Daughter of Corey Derby HaskettTAA
HaskettMrs ----Wife of Corey Derby HaskettTAA
HathorneCol William560 Marsh St (f)CO, Co B, 23rd Massachusetts Volunteers244
HayesDr HamlinCharles Tyner Science Annex (w)
Kingsport Head (w)
Department of Electrical Engineering, Miskatonic University612, KH
HearneAlex488 W High Lane (h)Mugger130
HeathKenneth136 E Curwen St (h/w)Private investigator204
Heingrapper"Bucky"Arkham Airfield (w)Aircraft & motor mechanic1013
HelcimerDanté587 W Pickman St (h)Mythos scholar801
HendersonMrs Emily551 N Peabody Ave (f)Selectwoman for Easttown WardTAA
HenryMiss Roberta389 W Armitage St (w)Reporter on the Arkham Advertiser128, TAA
HopeMrs Nina Williams374 W Curwen St (h)--TC
HopkinsAdam378 S West St (w)Miskatonic University basketball coach608
IwanickiFr Casimir522 Walnut St (w)Parish Priest of St Stanislaus Catholic Church906
JaywilMalvinaW Church St (w)Bookseller434
JenkinEldon550 E Main St (w)Principal of the East Public High School508
JohnstonWilliam Danvers150 E Hyde St (w)
411 W High St (f)
Vice-President of Arkham First National Bank, coven member1007
JonesB F244 E Main St (w)Ironmonger451
KanumDonald378 S WEst St (w)Director of Physical Education, Miskatonic University608
KeatsCapt William302 E Armitage St (w)Police executive officer232
Keenan--152 E College St (w)Laundry proprietor709
KilbraithDr GeorgeLiberal Arts Building (w)Chairman of the Department of Philosophy, Miskatonic University615
LakeDr PercyScience Hall (w)School of Biology, Miskatonic University612
LarkinJanet551 N Peabody Ave (w)Town Clerk221
LarkinDr Parker166 E Pickman St (w)Psychiatrist, Director & proprietor of the Larkin Institute902
LaRueAbigailW Miskatonic Ave (h/w)Housemaid, coven member1007
LearyEddie200 W Main St (w)Mob enforcer, Lucky Clover Cartage Co foreman412, DITW
LillibridgeGeorge561 Brown St (h)Surveyor115
LiouPin443 Fish St (h/w)Tattooist238
LlanferDr WilfredOrne Library (w)Assistant Director of the Orne Library, Miskatonic University623
LoganOff Robert E302 E Armitage St (w)POlice officerDON
LymanSawyer350 W Armitage St (w)Tower Building nightwatchman118
MackeyMrs Catherine Marsh--Daughter of Joshua MarshTAA
McNeelyMike433 N Peabody Ave (w)Cab driverTC
MalkowskiDr Stanley574 Walnut St (h)Physician907
MalloyJohn205 W Main St (w)Clock dealer & repairer423
ManelliAlberto307 W Main St (w)Music store proprietor, baritone, singing teacher420
MantonJoel180 W Lich St (h)
601 W Main St (w)
Superintendent of Public Schools403, 406, 508
Manton--350 W Armitage St (w)Realtor118, TAA
MarkhamCaleb206 E Main St (w)Locksmith449
MarshBecknell--Son of Joshua MarshTAA
MarshMaster Charles--Son of Perkins MarshTAA
MarshMrs Ida May--Wife of Joshua MarshTAA
MarshJedediah622 Jenkin St (w)Attorney110
MarshJeremiah--At sea, son of Joshua MarshTAA
MarshMatthew Dana--Son of Joshua MarshTAA
MarshPerkins--Son of Jedediah MarshTAA
Marsh--172 W Church St (w)Proprietor of Marsh's Confectionery436
MarshMrs ----Wife of Perkins MarshTAA
MartelleDean233 E Church St (w)Co-proprietor of F&M Trains & Toys455
MaruzzoLuca348 S Sentinel St (w)Proprietor of the Southside Gym, boxing trainer720
MasonKeziah197 E Pickman St (f)
Orne's Gangway (f)
Unvisited Island (f)
Ancient witch409, 711, 722, 1007, AU
Mehler--171 Lich St (w)Undertaker705
MertonRichard6-- W Main St (h)--TC
MertonMrs --6-- W Main St (h)--TC
MillerDr ConradScience Hall (w)Dean of Biology, Miskatonic University612
MiroMrs Bettina Czeklov--Daughter of Peter CzeklovTAA
MorencyFr Anthony554 S French Hill St (w)Parish Priest of Our Lady of the Sacred Heart Catholic Church909
MorganDr FrancisLiberal Arts Building (w)
Chapman Farm (f)
Arkham Airfield (f)
Chairman of the Department of Archaeology, Miskatonic University615
MuelhigDr Heinrich T555 Marsh St (h/w)Psychoanalyst219
MurrayArthur333 W Main St (w)Dance teacher418
NangeloMiss Vittoria--Student at Miskatonic UniversityALK
Neeley--W Miskatonic Ave (h)--1007
NeeleyMrs --W Miskatonic Ave (h)--1007
NicholsChief AsaHigh St (h)
302 E Armitage St (w)
679 Brown St (f)
650 N Garrison St (f)
Chapman Farm (f)
Chief of Police232, 416
NicholsMrs OrretteHigh St (h)Chief's wife232
NoyesAbbot520 Jenkin St (w)Co-proprietor of the Worldwide Clipping ServiceTAA
NoyesBradbury520 Jenkin St (w)Co-proprietor of the Worldwide Clipping ServiceTAA
NoyesRev Charles214 Lich St (w)Minister of the First Baptist Church of Arkham715
NoyesJeffery115 E Curwen St (h)--TC
O'BannionDaniel "Danny"111 W Pickman St (h)
200 W Main St (w)
Mobster, Lucky Clover Cartage Co proprietor412, 718, 810, AU, K113, TAA
O'BrianMiss Hattie276 W Saltonstall St (h)
428 W Church St (w)
Boutique proprietor, seamstress428, 814, TAA
O'Brien Thom -- Bootlegger DITW
OwenClaudeWest Dormitory (h)
676 W College St (w)
Medical student at Miskatonic UniversityALK
PabodieDr Frank H587 W Pickman St (h)
Charles Tyner Science Annex (w)
Department of Engineering, Miskatonic University612, 801
ParkinsonElihu "Flip"378 S West St (w)Miskatonic University football coach608, TAA
ParringtonEdward417 W Main St (w)
Chapman Farm (f)
PeabodyDr AllenLiberal Arts Building (w)Chairman of the Department of Modern Languages, Miskatonic University615
PeabodyE Lapham531 S Garrison St (w)Curator of the Arkham Historical Society901
PeabodyMiss Elizabeth670 Gedney St (f)Mayor's daughter, amateur actress109
PeabodyJoseph551 N Peabody Ave (f)
411 W High St (f)
Mayor of Arkham221, TAA
PeabodyMiss Wilma111 W College St (f)President of Arkham SPCA, Mayor's sister627
PeasleeProf Nathaniel Wingate588 Crane St (h)
Liberal Arts Building (w)
Department of Economics & Sociometrics, Miskatonic University606, 615, 805, AU
PeasleeDr Wingate588 Crane St (h)
Science Hall (w)
Arkham Airfield (f)
Department of Psychology, Miskatonic University606, 612, 1013
PeckWillard350 W Hyde St (w)Chief reporter of the Arkham Gazette108
PenobscottHoward333 W College St (w)Miskatonic University student, managing editor of The Miskatonic University Cryer625
PerkinsEdwin White, III131 E Saltonstall St (f)Dilettante, coven member1007
PetrucciAldo708 French Hill St (w)Barber916
PhelpsHoward Whipple----TAA
PhelpsMiss Lucy--Daughter of Howard Whipple PhelpsTAA
PhelpsMrs ----Wife of Howard Whipple PhelpsTAA
PhillipsRetribution "Grampa"Phillips Farm (h)PensionerTC
PierceAlexander648 Federal St (h)AntiquarianTC
PierceAmmiPierce Farm (h/w)Farmer1011
PierceMiss Anita665 W Church St (w)Principal of Arkham Public High School603
Pike--338 W Church St (w)Gentlemen's outfitter, tailor430
PinterDr Bill184 E Saltonstall St (h/w)Veterinarian905
PortmanStewart299 W Pickman St (h)Dilettante, book collector, rapist809
PotrelloGiuseppe "Joe"620 S French Hill St (f)Gangster913, AU
PottsElijah113 S Boundary St (h/w)Monumental mason405
PutnamJanice531 S Garrison St (w)Receptionist at the Arkham Historical SocietyTC
RandallKeezar666 N Peabody Ave (w)
411 W High St (f)
Municipal Judge210, 812
RankowitzRuby488 W High Lane (w)Chambermaid at the Borden ArmsDON
RiceProf WarrenLiberal Arts Building (w)Acting Chairman of the Department of Classical Languages, Miskatonic University615
RodneyMiss --511 Gedney St (w)Clerk at E. E. Saltonstall & AssociatesTAA
RopesLester531 S Garrison St (w)Librarian of the Arkham Historical SocietyTC
RosenDavidLiberal Arts Building (w)Artist-in-residence at Miskatonic University615
SaltonstallE. E.511 Gedney St (w)Attorney123, TAA
SanderPete443 N Garrison St (w)Proprietor of Sander's Wax Museum, portrait photographer, signpainter136
SargentMrs AbigailCrowninshield Manor (h/w)Servant1012
SargentMosesCrowninshield Manor (h/w)Servant1012
SchmidtGunther137 N Sentinel St (h/w)Glazier510, TAA
ShaladDr Moamar622 Brown St (h)
Liberal Arts Building (w)
Chairman of the Department of Oriental Studies, Miskatonic University106, 615
ShearProf Harold680 W Miskatonic Ave (h)
Science Hall (w)
Chairman of the Department of Chemistry, Miskatonic University612, 816
ShearMaster Jonathan680 W Miskatonic Ave (h)Harold Shear's son, arsonist816
ShearMrs --680 W Miskatonic Ave (h)Harold Shear's wife816
Sheehan--411 Fish St (w)Proprietor of Sheehan Contractor Supply239
SheeneFr Paul432 Lich St (w)Parish Priest of St Michael's Catholic Church718
ShepleyRitter715 Dyer St (w)Manager or proprietor of the Fleetwood DinerTAA
ShrewsburyDr Laban498 W Curwen St (h)Anthropologist103, AU, TAA
SillsBobby267 E Church St (h)
200 W Main St (w)
Mob lieutenant412, 456, DITW
SinderwaldDr Garrison567 Marsh St (w)Physician, cosmetic surgeon218
SlocumDarrell551 N Peabody Ave (w)Town Manager221, 1007
SlocumMrs Marla428 W Church St (w)Saleslady at Hattie's Boutique, coven member1007
SmithMrs Ellen Whipple450 S West St (w)Nurse at St Mary's Hospital, coven member1007
SmithMiss Georgia374 W Curwen St (w)HousemaidTC
SmithMrs Harriet288 Lich St (h/w)Boarding house proprietor716
SmithPhineas288 Lich St (h/w)Boarding house proprietor716
SpauldingGeorge551 N Peabody Ave (f)Selectman for Uptown WardTAA
SpencerRev Dr Willet656 Federal St (w)Minister of the First Unitarian Church of Arkham303
SpragueDr Ephraim350 W Armitage St (w)Physician, Essex County Medical Examiner118, K301
StewartGerald211 E Church St (w)Proprietor, Stewart's Caravan454
StieglitzElliot350 W Armitage St (w)Insurance broker118
StieglitzMichael350 W Armitage St (w)Insurance broker118
StollDonaldKingsport Head (w)Graduate student, Department of Electrical Engineering, Miskatonic UniversityKH
StuckeyDet Ray302 E Armitage St (w)Police detective, mob employee232
SuttonRev Dr Eben651 W Saltonstall St (w)Minister of the First Presbyterian Church of Arkham806
SwainDaniel665 W Church St (w)Teacher at Arkham Public High School, coven member1007
SykesAbelHigh Lane & Peabody Ave (w)Proprietor, Phillips 66 Station235
SzymanskiMrs --574 Walnut St (h/w)Boarding house proprietor907
Taranowski--511 Brown St (w)
157 E Church St (w)
Baker116, 446
ThorneMrs MelissaHalsey St (h/w)Prostitute310
ThurberHoward AtchisonW Derby St (h)
679 Brown St (f)
650 N Garrison St (f)
Retired associate professor of engineering, Miskatonic UniversityTAA
TillinghastEdwin "Ed"588 Gedney St (w)Rare bookseller, historian124, DON, TAA
TillinghastGeorge261 W Main St (w)Antique dealer, historian421
TilstromMiss Jennifer--Coven member1007
TorstenMiss Sheila157 E Church St (w)Assistant at Taranowski's Bakery, coven member446, 1007
TroutErnieArmitage St & Garrison St (w)Newsvendor, information broker135
TurnerMrs AliceLiberal Arts Building (w)
670 Gedney St (f)
Director of Theater, Miskatonic University615
TurnerDr Allen350 W Armitage St (w)Physician, psychoanalyst118
UpdikeBob224 W Church St (w)Co-proprietor of The University ShopTAA
UpdikeJerry224 W Church St (w)Co-proprietor of The University ShopTAA
UphamDr HiramScience Hall (w)Chairman of the Astor Department of Mathematics, Miskatonic University612
UptonDaniel662 W Saltonstall St (h)Architect803
UptonMrs --662 W Saltonstall St (h)Daniel Upton's wife803
UptonMaster --662 W Saltonstall St (h)Daniel Upton's son803
ValenciaRobert197 W Main St (w)Proprietor of The Radio Center, radio repairer, radio ham, record saleman424
VanderveldenReid387 W Armitage StCo-proprietor of The Desolate Highway Café129
Ver HovenAndreas451 W Main St (w)Art gallery owner, restorer414
WadeRandle682 Marsh St (w)Proprietor of the Diamond Credit Agency, pawnbroker, fence207
WainscottDr Harvey333 W College St (w)President of Miskatonic University625, TAA
WaiteElisha288 Lich St (h)
478 W Church St (w)
Gold & silversmith427, 716
Walden Mike -- Bootlegger DITW
WaldronDr CecilScience Hall (w)Miskatonic University Campus Physician612
WaldronDr Morton676 W College St (w)School of Medicine, Miskatonic UniversityALK
WallaceRev Dr Ezekiel640 Marsh St (w)Pastor of the Asbury ME Church206
WaltersTimothy "Tim"131 W Main St (w)Proprietor of Walters' Optics & Fancy Toys, astronomer426, TAA
WardenDr AlexScience Hall (w)
131 E Saltonstall St (f)
Assistant Professor of Psychology, Miskatonic University612
WeilderGregor191 N French Hill St (h/w)Glassblower506
WestgateDr AnthonyLiberal Arts Building (w)Chairman of the Department of Economics & Sociometrics, Miskatonic University615
WhitbyMiss Ruth Ellen333 W College St (w)Registrar of Miskatonic University625
WhiteHumphrey233 S Parsonage St--TC
WhiteJames Allen511 Gedney St (w)Attorney, coven member1007
WhiteMrs --233 S Parsonage St (h)Wife of Humphrey WhiteTC
WhitmanDr StanleyLiberal Arts Building (w)Department of English, Miskatonic University615
WhitmarshMiss Ellen630 Marsh St (w)Librarian of Arkham Public Library208
WhittakerEli487 N Peabody Ave (w)Postmaster233
WilcoxDr HarveyLiberal Arts Building (w)Department of History, Dean of History & the Social Sciences, Miskatonic University615
Williams"Biff"West Dormitory (h)Student at Miskatonic UniversityALK
WilloughbyEd270 S West St (w)Foreman on Jonathan Edwards HallTAA
WilmarthProf Albert N118 W Saltonstall St (h)
Liberal Arts Building (w)
Department of English, Miskatonic University615, 815, AU
WilsonHagan615 S French St (h)
131 E Saltonstall St (f)
WilsonDr Horton522 W Saltonstall St (h/w)Physician805
WinklerMrs Edith195 E Church St (h/w)Proprietor of the Arkham Gift Shop447
WinsideDr Homer259 S Garrison St (w)Proprietor of Almen's Flowers, botanist703
WoodbridgeDr GammellCharles Tyner Science Annex (w)Department of Engineering, Miskatonic University612
WoodwardBen148 E Main St (w)Proprietor of Markwil's Theatrical Supply443
WvinchGerrhardt611 Gedney St (h)Medium111, TAA

1 (f) = frequents, (h) = home, (w) = work
2 See Abbreviations for Sources below

Abbreviations for Sources

Note that I've been playing and collecting CoC books a long time. The books listed will generally be the first edition unless otherwise noted. H. P. Lovecraft's Arkham, for example, has changed many of the addresses of businesses in the town, but those on my list are the old addresses.

AbbreviationScenario etcBook
101-1015GazetteerArkham Unveiled
ALK"A Little Knowledge"Arkham Unveiled
AUIntroductory chaptersArkham Unveiled
DITW Dead in the Water Kingsport: The City in the Mists
DON"Dead of Night"Arkham Unveiled
KGazetteerKingsport: The City in the Mists
KHKingsport HeadKingsport: The City in the Mists
TAAThe Arkham Advertiser (insert)Arkham Unveiled
TC"The Condemned"Arkham Unveiled
THRW"The Hills Rise Wild"Arkham Unveiled