Granby Road 0053, Granville, Massachusetts

Granby Road 0053  Carl Jones 1941  Hiers Photo 081-5247.jpg

Title

Granby Road 0053, Granville, Massachusetts

Description

53 Granby Road, Granville, Massachusetts

Photo: Summer 1941, taken by Herbert Hiers. The home of Carl Jones at the time.

Date

Built 1854 (Source: Town Property Card)

Rights

Digital Image: Granville Library Historical Room and NCCHP

Is Referenced By

#81 in the 1941 Herb Hiers photo album.

References

Posted in the community FB group, 29 Apr 2021

Recollections of this house:
CB: "In my life time, Carpenters, Ellers, Fraser's, and now K------."
JWA: "And the Daniels before the Carpenters."
AF: " I grew up there 🙂 80s & 90s. I would love to know the full history of the property, I was always fascinated with it. It had a false stair with a large space below rumored to be used in the underground railroad."
KO: " I remember that! You grew up in a beautiful home ❤️"
DZ: "I lived there from ages 2-13, from 1951-1962. I never heard of a false stair. I do recall going to the root cellar for vegetables. I also remember a flood when water almost came up to the first floor. Then there was the time my father was burning the field (with permission) but the fire got out of hand."
AF: "The back staircase that came down from the bedroom behind the upstairs bathroom to the backdoor/ mudroom area. About 3-4 stairs up had a stair you could remove to reveal a wooden box like room! Yes the root cellar was toward the front of the basement if I recall correctly."
JN: "That's it...absolutely loved this home. So beautiful!"
DZ: "This is still my favorite house. I definitely did not want to move away. I did survive, however and have loved many other houses since."
DIT: "DZ this was such a great house! I remember having so much fun when we hung out together here. Great memories! 💕"
DB: "My grandmother Bess Peebles lived in this house for many years."

Citation

“Granby Road 0053, Granville, Massachusetts,” Granville History Digital Collection, accessed February 23, 2024, https://granvillehistory.omeka.net/items/show/1370.

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