and ended up on the website of the Holden Historical Society in Holden, Massachusetts. It was
interesting because the photo was taken at the intersection of Main Street and Boyden Road. The Rogers family homestead, where members of the Rogers family lived for over 100 years, is just down the street about half a block.
|Courtesy of the Holden Historical Society|
the right was a school building known as Center School. It was built in 1820 to replace an earlier building, but this photo dates from 1880-1900. I imagine members of the family went to school in that building. Amazing to see how rural Holden was even then!
So of course I had to go to Google street view and see what it looked like today. That little white building in the center of the picture is that same one-room schoolhouse which is now a hair salon. And you can see Boyden Road on the right. Main Street is a busy road these days, but Holden is still a pretty, green little suburb.