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Brotherton: Building gone, memories (and the lobster) remain

The historic lobster painting on the exterior of Anthony’s Hawthorne was spared the same fate as the rest of the building. (Olivia Falcigno)
At 11:48 a.m. Tuesday, the wrecking ball — actually a large, menacing yellow Caterpillar excavating machine that loomed over the site like Godzilla — knocked down the last remaining wall of Anthony’s Hawthorne restaurant. Minutes earlier, the New Hampshire Demolition crew of three walked through the rubble and carefully removed the six cement squares emblazoned…

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