Ellington-Somers History: Where Was This Photo Taken?

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

Where was this photo taken? 

Here's a hint, it is somewhere 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 "What Was This Home?" and there was a correct guess. It is the Davis home on Watchaug Road. 

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

"The old Davis homestead, located at the bend in Watchaug Road, housed four generations of the family: Isaac, Isaac, Issac, and Eber Davis. By 1900, there was no trace of the building. Eber and Lucy's daughter Lomyra married Randolph Billings and, after his death, married Ralph King Jr. in whose Somersville home this picture and other memorabilia were found. Since this picture and one of the Ralph King house were both displayed in a fram with two pictures of the Kibbe Grove Batting Mill, the Davis or the King family may have had something to do with that mill."

Kathleen Devlin January 22, 2013 at 12:40 PM
This looks like the stone faced building that still stands on Main Street in Somersville. In the 50's the bottom floor was a grocery store. I am interested to see if my guess is correct.
Vicki Clark January 22, 2013 at 02:00 PM
I live these little glimpses of history!
Vicki Clark January 22, 2013 at 02:00 PM
.... Love them too!
carole pyne January 22, 2013 at 03:08 PM
Corner of Maple St. And Main St. Somersville. On the First floor was a waiting room for the trolley. Carole
chris January 22, 2013 at 03:09 PM
Across the stree from the somers inn on the corner of rte 83 and 190?


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