Tuesday, May 5, 2020

Charles W. Eddy postcards 1884-1892

Thank you Mike Seery for donating over 100 historic postcards to the library's local history collection.

Charles W. Eddy of Ware was an author, photographer and printer. he published several local books which are now in some local public libraries historical books collections.  Brookfield has Brookfield : illustrated with Pen and Camera, 1886 and Ware : illustrated with pen and Camera, 1886.

The Hotel Metropole, Brookfield, Mass. was located on the corner of Pleasant Street and Hayden Avenue

Central Street @1880's

Oakland Gardens was a located on the shore of Quaboag Lake in the Pine Lane, Oak Ave. and Hobbs Ave. area. Brookfield Times, July 2, 1885 an article reads --although not one of the pleasantest days, yet no less than 300 parties out driving stopped at the Oakland Gardens Hotel, and enjoyed a dinner of baked clams, clam chowder and other accessories.  This is getting to be a very popular resort for all in the vicinity of eight or ten miles.

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