Autumn in the North Cemetery.

Sixty miles west of Boston, Massachusetts there is the small New England town of Sturbridge. Located at the junction of I-90 (The Mass Pike), and I-84 it has become known as the "Crossroads of New England". The town was first settled over 300 years ago, and like other small New England towns it has grown just enough over the years to be in a difficult place today. How do we embrace the future without forgetting how we got to our present? How do we attract the right kind of growth, and maintain who we are? And, what about our culture out here in Central Massachusetts?

These pages will cause one to think about how to protect what we have, our future direction, and how to move on in the very best way.

Those thoughts, and other ramblings, will hopefully inspire more thought, conversation, action, and occasionally a smile...

...seems to be working so far

Friday, November 30, 2007

"Marge, Where the Heck is this Building?"

From time to time I'll toss an old photograph of the Sturbridge area on the blog. This photograph was taken sometime around 1906, and made into a postcard. Can you guess where it is? The building is still very much in use today, and is a great example of preserving the past for today.

Post your guesses, and after a bit, I'll let on just where it is.


  1. It looks like the Best Bib and Tucker Building (where the Copper Stallion is located).

  2. Correct, STUR! The Handmaiden Store is on the first floor, and the Copper Stallion is on the second. Bib and Tucker is out behind this particular building. I'm not sure if this one was too easy, or you are too savvy. My next photo will be a bit harder --I promise.

  3. An old timer would have told you that it was the Fiskdale House.

  4. Thanks, Commoner. Check out the other old photo I posted, too.


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