I was looking at stories from 5 years ago and came across a wonderful 4-piece series that Susan had run.
Using information from a survey of historic properties, she posted some fantastic history on Southborough landmarks.
Whether you missed it the first time, or just want a refresher, they’re worth reading. Click on the headlines below to see the posts.
Did you know the Community House once boasted a bowling alley? Learn more in the first of a series of posts on Southborough’s historic places.
We tend to think of the Town House now as being all business. You go there to pay your water bill, or to register to vote, or (if you’re like me) to attend any number of town committee and board meetings. But it didn’t always used to be that way.
Picture this. The year is 1852 and the residents of Southborough are gathered at the old Town House for the annual town meeting. On the warrant is the question of whether to establish a public lending library.
Talk about longevity. The building that is home to Fitzgerald’s General Store was built in the mid-1800′s as a general store for the villages of Cordaville and Southville. More than 150 years later, ownership and names have changed, but the building still serves the same basic purpose.