Places From Worcester's Past
This is a collection of pictures, most from sources believed to be from non-copyrighted (or expired copyrighted) works such as turn of the century postcards and even a yearbook or two.
I've broken it down by subject, each page is devoted to one topic. Old postcards are definitely pretty cool, since you see what the city looked like about 100 years ago in COLOR. If possible, I will try and get present day shots of some of the public places for comparison.
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There are 121 pages about past in this section. Select an index page to see the list of pages available.
Read what people have been saying about various places on the site
I was at St. Ann's from 1945 to 1950. My 3 brothers, Norman, Richard and Arthur were also there but were with the younger boys ( I was with the older boys). Although I missed home as I am sure, we all did, I have good memories on life there and of the nuns as well.I was in the choir and remember being part of a play done at the civic auditorium in Worchester. My fondest memories were of the kind families who took some of us into their homes for the hollidays.A Couple of unusual events were when the Budweiser Horses rode up to the orphanage, I was impressed with their huge size. Another out of the ordinary event was when a huge rat somehow got into the older boys day room. We grabbed mops and cornered him until the farmer from next door came over with his terrier. I won't go into details but the problem was resolved in a few seconds.It's my opinion that living in an institutional setting at the orphanage made it easy for me to adapt to military life. I later spent 20 years in the US Navy. If the orphanage were still in exisiance, I would certanly go back and visit. For now, I will just have to be content with reading the postings of others who were also there.
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