Countryside and Scenes


Countryside and Scenes


Views of the Granville countryside.


Granville Public Library Historical Room

Collection Items

Ben Jones (?) With Large Tree, Probably West Granville. MA.
According to the note on the back of this photo it is Ben Jones, standing next to a very large tree. However the gentleman also resembles George Aldrich, who probably took the photo or posed in the photo and had someone else take it. The note on the…

North Lane One, Water Trough, Possibly The Last Remaining
Photos taken by Zack Meadows of what may be the last remaining water trough in Granville, 2022. These water troughs used to be marked on the old maps of Granville in the late 1800's to show travelers where they could water their horses along the…

Hollister Brook Falls, Wildcat Road, Granville, Massachusetts
This photo was kindly contributed by Timothy O'Keefe, 2022.Here is his description of the photo: "Wildcat Road, Waterfall, April 1932," according to your website. I've been calling this Hollister Brook Falls. I hike Northeast Granville regularly and…

Main and Granby Roads Intersection, 1957 or 1958
A photo taken at the library corner looking west southwest (see map). The library is just out of sight on the left. Main Road (it was called Maple Street in 1958) proceeds up Granville hill on the right. The buildings in the center of the photo are…

Hollister Brook Falls, Wildcat Road, April 1932
Photo of Hollister Brook falls near Wildcat Road, Granville, Massachusetts, 1932. CLICK HERE to view a present-day photo of the falls.

French King Bridge, Massachusetts, July 1932
The French King bridge crosses the Connecticut River between Erving and Gill, Massachusetts (near Greenfield).

Photo taken by Herbert A. Hiers of the French King Bridge, July 1932. The bridge is in the final stages of structural completion, with…

View From The Granville Library Looking West, circa 1950's
View looking west from the front yard of the Granville Library, probably early 1950's or late 1940's.

Granville School Bus, 42 Water Street, Granville, Massachusetts
The Granville "school bus" proceeding west past the Noble & Cooley drum shop at 42 Water Street, Granville, Massachusetts.

This photo was taken prior to the removal of the bridge in the background, which ran between N&C buildings 14 and 15. It was…

Old Tree Near 655 Blandford Road, Granville, Massachusetts
The old tree near 655 Blandford Road, overlooking the Cobble Mountain Reservoir. Tree removed 2020 (or 2019?).

Trapping Catch, 1908
George Aldrich was a trapper by trade, coming to West Granville by 1908. George boarded at the Major Nelson on West Hartland Road. Major Nelson told George he could trap anything he wanted with the exception of Major's daughter, Ruth.
George did not…

The Pump, 1920
Some pictures defy explanation. The obvious question here is: "Why?"

This appears to be the well pump at the old Granville Village School on Granby Road. (??)

From the Viola Elizabeth Bettinger (1899-1983) photo album. Viola Bettinger was a…

Lovers Lane, Granville, 1921
From the Viola Elizabeth Bettinger (1899-1983) photo album. Viola Bettinger was a teacher at the old Granville Village School during the early 1920's. Her photo album was donated to the Granville Library Historical Room. All photos in the album have…
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