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

Thursday, December 27, 2007

"Hey! I can see My House From Here!"

Can you tell what this view is of? Do you know where it was taken from? Can you identify any of the buildings in the photo? If you feel lucky, post your answers in the comments section under this post.

One more thing, look very closely at the middle of the photo. Click on it to enlarge it.

Click on the photo for a larger, more detailed view.


  1. Looks to me like a view of the Common from the old apple orchard across the street, presently the site of the Publick House's motor lodge. Though, I'm not sure because of the numerous buildings in the foreground that are not at that location today.

  2. Town common? Not sure if east or western view? What do I win this time?

  3. Carol, you sure do know your town! The view is of the Town Common taken from the hill behind the Publick House where the motel now sits. On the left center of the photo is the rear of what is now Sadie Greens with the Common in the center. What do you win? My continued admiration for your knowledge and common sense. I will stump you someday. Maybe I am posting photos that are a bit too easy. :)

  4. Nick,

    You are right! There are a lot of buildings in the front, some are gone, but a lot are still there. The Publick House has obviously been added onto, but the barn beside it is still there. There is a close-up picture of that barn on a previous post.


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