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

Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Are they Still Standing? Where?

The Morton House
"House built by Lt. John Plimpton 1786.  'The Morton House'.  Lorenzo Morton married the grand-daughter of Lt. John Plimpton.  Picture taken May 8, 1938"--written on the back of the photograph by Winifred Tillyer.

The David Fiske House
"House built by David Fiske in 1786.  Picture taken May 8, 1938" -- on back of photograph.

Are these houses still with us?  If so, do you know where they are?


  1. thomas chamberlandTuesday, January 18, 2011

    Morton House is on Wallace RD, Photo is taken from south looking north. House located several just before entrance to Westville Park

    Fiske House is on Fiske Hill Rd,, top of hill on right, going north/ House has long history as serving as church, school house, once owned by Public House an used as an Inn....

  2. The David Fiske house is the Inn at the top of Fiske Hill that used to be owned by the Publick House, and the Brooks paper mentions that the Brooks family owned this house for many years.

    Charlie Blanchard


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