Ellington-Somers History: What Was This Building?

Test your knowledge of Ellington and Somers history with this photo from the archives of the historical societies.

What was this building?

Here's a hint, it was in Somers. As a bonus, what is it now?

If you think you know the answer, respond in the "Leave a comment" box below this article. We'll run the answer next Tuesday, along with a new historical photo.

The image has been provided by the Somers Historical Society.

Last week's question was "" and there was one guess but it was not correct. The woman is Mary Barkal.

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According to Images of America: Somers, from the Somers Historical Society:

"Mark Barkal, R.N., was Somers' first visiting nurse from 1950 to 1965. She worked with Dr. Ralph Thayer until his death in 1960, giving home healthcare advice and organizing well-child clinics. She was able to communicate in Lithuanian and was therefore able to establish trust with the town's immigrants. The Visiting Nurses Association (VNA) continues to aid Somers residents."


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