Sandwich, MA is the oldest town on the Cape, having been founded in 1637 and incorporated in 1639. Sandwich has a very long and interesting history and it's worth checking out the link to learn more about my hometown.
This jaunty fellow is located on Rte. 6A near the Shady Nook Inn.
Kousa dogwood, aka Japanese flowering dogwood.
This is Clark-Haddad Hall, which was built in the 1880's as the Sand Hill School for kids of families that worked at the old Sandwich Glass Factory. When I was a kid, it was known as the Legion Hall, before the 'new' Legion was built out on Rte. 130. The town doesn't know what to do with this building, which is now empty and boarded up, and is contemplating moving the entire structure to another location.
Rusted door at the back of the building. Yes it's rust, not blood. ;-P
I found the back of the building to be more than a little bit creepy.
I thought this bulkhead looked like a collapsing coffin.
Birdhouses in the marshes near Boardwalk
Looking towards Town Neck Beach, across the marshes, near Boardwalk.
I will spend more time in this neighborhood shooting photos of the old homes. The Glass Factory used to be located in this area, and was in operation from 1826 to 1888. Most of these homes date to that era.
In front of the old MacDonald's Hardware Store, on Jarves Street x Rte. 6A. I remember going here in the early 70's when I was little, to buy trinket holiday presents for my friends, as they had everything. I used to get my Duncan yo-yo's here. Kites too and stuff for the beach. Gerry MacDonald was a friend of my dad's. His daughter now runs it as a really cool craft collective and souvenir shop, and she's married to one of my closest friend's brother. Small world!! I am hoping to get my stuff on display here.
I keep teasing my squeeze that I'm gonna pose him under this old sign, which has marked the building on the corner of Jarves Street and Rte. 6A for as long as anyone can remember. He is much less enthusiastic than I am about that photo session. He's already grown weary of me saying, "Oh look, there's your corner" whenever we pass by. hahaha
Joe's Lobstah Maht, on the Canal. If you like shellfish/seafood, this is the place to get it.