Garage

Garage, 66-68 Summer Street, circa 1925

Garage, 66-68 Summer Street, circa 1925

This is one of those with little information attached; we have only what’s depicted in the image.  It looks like it may have been taken between 1920, when the garage was built, and 1925, when the Fire Department moved the Surprise Hose Company in.

The building at right was the second train station at the Old Colony Railroad’s Kingston stop. It was moved sometime around 1890 to the spot shown here, used as a laundry, then demolished in the early 1960s.

 

Source: Loring Photographs IC15 

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One Response to Garage

  1. Jon Alberghini says:

    Pique of the week 66-68 Summer Street. “Cooks Garage” The gentleman in the picture may be Harold Cook , owner. Served Kingston as Forest Fire Warden when there was a Forest Fire Dept. AND a Fire Department. Mr. Cook allowed the Town Forest Fire Trucks to be stored in the rear of the garage and then when Surprise Hose Co 1 and Governor Bradford Hose Co 2 were combined, he allowed the Town to use the area in the right front as the fire station for “Engine Co. 1”. Fire trucks stored here were a 1919 Buick Chemical Fire Truck and a 1925 Seagrave pumper as well as the Forest Fire Trucks. Photos of the building as a fire station with trucks and firemen are in the Hathaway Collection. Fire Department and Forest Fire Department moved out in 1941 to 10 Maple Street. Building then went under the ownership of Howard “Benny” MacFarlene, a Call Firefighter for many years.

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