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Historical Commission Meets February 12th

by Bobby Blair
February 12, 2013

Historical Commission members met Tuesday night to help determine the fate of a shoe shop at 8 Railroad Street.

The shoe shop is located on a small parcel of land along with a house which has been vacant for a number of years and which is now up for sale. The owners of the property wish to construct a septic system, but due to the lack of land wish to tear down the shoe shop.

Commission members had very little data upon which to determine the actual age of the outbuilding. They themselves are unsure if the 10' x 20' clapboard building was really a shoe shop at all.

The building in question as noted by commission chairman Judy Grosjean has a sagging roof line as well as replacement windows. The commission has 30 days as of February 5th to grant the building a stay of demolition. Commission member Carol Kosiki said, "It's not like it's the last shoe shop in Holliston."

Commission members ultimately voted in their brief session 4 to 1 to not delay the demolition man or in commission language to not have the building preferably preserved.

95 year old Ed Hamlet who lived next door to the property in the late 30's recalls a man living in the shed. 87 year old Ducky George of Framingham also a neighbor recalls a man living in the shed as well, but only for a brief period. George's family all worked in the nearby Goodwill Shoe Co. on Water Street and she never recalls anyone in the family referring to the shed as a shoe shop.

 

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Comments (3)

Good decision by the Commission. Really no reason to preserve this shed. An object is not historical just because it is old.

- LT | 2/15/13 7:11 AM

Robert, AWESOME idea! Brilliant.

- James Read | 2/14/13 7:33 PM

Let's move it to Blair Square.

- Robert Weidknecht | 2/14/13 4:49 PM

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