By Sharon Orcutt Peters
Throughout Abington's historical past, its valuable position among Boston and Plymouth has been a vantage aspect that has been mirrored in either paintings and play. it truly is Abington that supplied the white-oak planks for the USS structure, and the town's Island Grove Park had nationwide importance in the course of the abolitionist move. Abington used to be based and equipped round the turbines after which grew with the days to develop into a focus for the thriving shoe undefined. Many prosperous industrialists and capitalists have left their mark with brick and mortar. Their mansions nonetheless line the streets, and their lives formed Abington forever.
Abington provides an illustrated portrait of what it used to be prefer to dwell and paintings within the city throughout the 19th and 20th centuries. It offers bright photographs of the townsfolk, the shoe factories, and the outdated roads via Abington. The ebook contains photographs of John L. Sullivan, heavyweight boxing champion, and of the Buffum motor vehicle, outfitted on Centre Avenue....
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He named his company for Joe Dobson, the Red Sox pitcher who had pitched a winning game the night before the company was incorporated. After the fire on North Avenue, the business relocated to its present-day location on Brockton Avenue. An anniversary week photograph shows the police force c. 1900. John F. Hollis was the chief of police at the time. The Memorial Arch at Island Grove is visible in the background. In 1969, Ted Kennedy gave a talk to students at what was then Massasoit College, now named Frolio.
He also sold shoe machinery and did various mechanical repairs. In 1903, he built his first automobile. By 1906, he had perfected his ideas, and “the Buffum” was created. The Buffum car was made in Abington in 1905. At one time, the Buffum was considered the finest eight-cylinder car made in the United States. H. Buffum Company was located where Spencer Pizza stands today on Centre Avenue. Nash’s Drug Store was located in the Abington Savings Bank building in Abington Center. Some people still remember Erickson’s store, located at the corner of Orange and Washington Streets.
Patrick’s Day parade. From left to right are Kathleen W. Lavin (vice chairman), Robert E. Wing, Joseph Shea, Paul Donlan, and Kevin R. Donovan (chairman). Abingtonians are traditionally interested in town politics. The staff in the town clerk’s office is often called one of the most helpful and friendly staffs in Abington. Pictured from left to right are Pat Meredith, Linda Adams, and Patricia McKenna (town clerk). Selectman Kevin Donovan presents 105-year-old Esther Morrison with the Boston Post cane, which is awarded to the oldest resident of a town.
Abington by Sharon Orcutt Peters