Ellington-Somers History: Where is This Building?

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

Where is this building? What was it used for?

Here's a hint, it is in Somers. 

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

The image has been provided by the Somers Historical Society.

Last week's question was "Who Were These People?" and there were no guesses. They were the Somersville Mill Band. 

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

"The Somersville mill band, as picured in this 1891 Howes Brothers photograph, was made up of workers at the Somersville Manufacturing Company. Seated in the center is Peter Halpin, a spinner by trade. His grandson Robert "Buddy" Halpin of Somers carries on his grandfather's musical tradition as a member of Memories, a big band orchestra."

Editor's note: Buddy Halpin is now deceased. His band does carry on with occasional appearances.

Christine Koren December 11, 2012 at 11:53 AM
The Blacksmith Shop in Somersville
Penny Miller December 11, 2012 at 01:52 PM
This is the Blacksmith Shop in Somersville. The Somersville Congregational Church sold items out of it for many years. It is located on the corner of Pinney & Billings Road.
Congregational Church of Somersville December 11, 2012 at 02:17 PM
It's Ye Olde Blacksmith located at the intersection of Pinney Rd. and Maple St in Somersville. The Ladies Aide Society of the Congregational Church of Somersville leases the building from the Town of Somers and sells new and gently used items on site on Saturdays in May, June, September and October.
hbroer December 11, 2012 at 07:24 PM
yup, just as said above... the old blacksmith bldg in somersville..


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