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  • I had a client up on the fifth floor, FirstWorks, that I would visit once a year when we kicked off a new season. The building had a great old vibe to it, with glass transoms over the doors, an old elevator, iron railings, and a cool skylight over the stairwell.
    Highchair on Trayne Building
  • Hi, I was wondering if anyone knows the date that the Three Stooges performed at the park? I am talking about around 1968 I believe. I believe it was around Memorial Day. My Mom and Dad brought me for my birthday. Over 50 years ago and I still remember the day. I met Moe after...
    Barry Belotti on Crescent Park
  • My Dad, Charles Koch, worked as warehouse manager in the Atlas building for 20 years. The warehouse storage company was owned by Charles Sherman. As a young boy of 16 years old I worked there in 1968. I would clean the offices in the morning and then move out to the warehouse ...
    Steve Koch on Atlas and Terminal Warehouses
  • My father,Robert McCaughey, my aunt Suzanne McCaughey, and my great grandfather James McCoy all worked at Brown & Sharp tool manufacturing co. My father came back from being in the Korean War to become an apprentice for B&S, then after a year he became the first mid/west tool ...
    Andrea McCaughey on Brown & Sharpe Manufacturing Company
  • Richard Woodbine (Central High ‘46) worked for Rau Fastener Co. on Westfield street from shortly after the time he got out of the Marines (1951) until 1987. He worked there as a machinist, inspector, trouble shooter, etc for his long time boss, Augustine (Gus) Cilione. Lots of...
    Dore on Perkins Buildings
  • First off, sort of a minor thrill seeing my name in bold typeface but I did NOT have a studio in the Pilgrim Mills building. I did live diagonally across from it at 118 North Main St where I shared a living/studio space with Dave Hansen AKA Sport Fisher from the Fabulous Motel...
    Dan Gosch on Pilgrim Mills
  • May not make the history books but if memory serves me The Armory Revival Company, who had offices next door, worked with the sole proprietor gas station owner (who couldn’t afford DEM mandated tank upgrades) to get the tanks removed and to to buy the station. Our proposed use...
    Mark Van Noppen on Texaco Station, Westminster St.
  • Doesn’t this building resemble the Almy Street School? If the Sanborn Map circa 1895 is correct, it seems likely that these schools had similar floor plans.
    Kim Smith Barnett on Prince Hall Masonic Lodge