Test your knowledge of West Hartford history with this ‘Thursday Throwback,’ courtesy of the Noah Webster House and West Hartford Historical Society.
By Ronni Newton
Welcome back to Throwback Thursday! Even though Monday was a holiday, it seems like this has been a long week and it has taken forever to get to Thursday.
How many of you have memories of Quaker Hardware, which was showcased in last week’s image? We didn’t get many comments, although there were quite a few Facebook likes. (We like your comments, too!)
Robert Zinkerman added his comment to Facebook: “Irv was the best.”
The lone comment on the story was from “Confetti Cupcake” (apologies for the quotation marks if that is your real name): “This is Three Ladies Antiques on Park Rd. opposite Hall’s. The floor inside is still the same, as are many other interior and exterior details.”
I can’t vouch for the floor inside, but indeed Three Ladies Antiques is indeed the occupant of 328 Park Rd. According to its website, Three Ladies Antiques opened for business at this location in 20o1.
We bring back a seasonally-appropriate image for this week. Who knows where this photo was taken?
Please add your memories, thoughts, and comments below.
Thank you to the Noah Webster House & West Hartford Historical Society for providing us with the images. For more information about the organization, visit www.noahwebsterhouse.org.
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Ronni – I’m putting on my guessing face now – and darned if that doesn’t look just like Rockledge Golf course looking towards South Main Street – I’m guessing1950 or so.
Buena Vista Skating pond. View lone Pool is behind where the camera was. Bridlepath School, now Solomon Shechter, is to the left and Veteran’s Skating Rink is over the cameraman’s left shoulder. (ignore the timeline though – is/was)
Yes, definitely Buena Vista Skating pond! Spent many weekends there in the late 50’s and 60’s. (A long cold walk up and down Buena Vista hill). We used to wait impatiently each winter until Mr. Wyman, the caretaker, would determine when it was thick enough to skate on (I recall the test was whether he could drive his tractor onto the middle of the ice!) The Wymans lived in the big white house you see there (now owned by the Art League) and his daughter and son went to Bridlepath school with me.