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old photo of buildings along track

I wonder if anyone can identify any of these fellows? That's obviously the boss or foreman in the middle; an old-timer with chin-whiskers at the right, and the rest of the young bucks with big mustaches, tell us it must be the 1890's or so. There's electricity or telephone/graph service (wires come in from the left); it's before 1908 (the depot, in the right background, has no indoor plumbing stack, and we have a picture dating between 1896 - 1908 which clearly shows the stack). We're looking from the south; the tracks are to the left of the buildings; that wall running up the hill to the left is still there, now in the trees. The foreground lean-to/boiler house is where the "ice house" (now Roxbury town garage) now is; next building back ("creamery" for a while, "paint factory" before that, according to Irma Mae) is still there; next building back (you can just see the corner) was a feed store from 'way back, is still there (now the concrete forms place); then the depot, still not changed very much from this photo, once you get inside Dick Lutz's corrugated curtain walls that have preserved it for us to restore.

--Steve Delibert, UDRRHS-President

Note 2008: Steve is now deceased. Please send any info to website at 19towns@dcnyhistory.org



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