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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 Ellington. 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 Ellington Historical Society.

Last week's question was "" and there were no guesses. It was the Somers Creamery and it is now a private home.

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

"The Somers Creamery at 32 South Road is now a private home. It was operated by E.B. Little and later by a Mr. Cushman. Milk was collected locally and ice cream was made and transported by trolley to Enfield. The business was purchased by H.P. Hood & Company and moved to Springfield in 1925."

Dannielle L Chobot September 04, 2012 at 10:26 PM
Was it a school on Route 83,,,,,,,then a seafood restaurant?
Laura Griffen Dubek September 04, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Yes I think you are right. I live in Az. Now but am back in Ct. Often to see family. I think it is a yarn store now. That seafood place was top notch!!
Dannielle L Chobot September 04, 2012 at 11:25 PM
Yes...the seafood restaurant, Valley Fish Mkt, had the best crabcakes ever! Live in Rhode Island now...but I do get back to Ellington for a visit now and then. Shout out to my friends and family in Ellington and Somers.

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