Worcester,Mass - Places of the Past, The Jordan Roads
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So. Quinsigamond Ave area, near Jordan pond. The Jordan roads went to Jordan Pond. At the edge of Jordan Pond were the walls of a cement foundation as all that remained of the ice house where they'd cut ice in the winter from the pond and store it in the ice house for sale to people with ice boxes.
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Jack Couhig - Report this comment
There is still a Jordon road located about 1000 yards south on south quinsig ave in Shrewsbury. This would probably have been around the South Eastern corner of White city but across the lake.
Marilyn - Report this comment
In the 50's I lived in the So. Quinsigamond Ave area, near Jordan pond, and went to Calvin Coolidge Grade School. The Jordan roads went to Jordan Pond. At the edge of Jordan Pond were the walls of a cement foundation as all that remained of the ice house where they'd cut ice in the winter from the pond and store it in the ice house for sale to people with ice boxes. I can still recall an elderly acquaintance that we'd visit who had an ice box. The ice man used a pair of large, pointy pincher tongs to grab a huge square of ice about the size of a bread box. He'd carry it up to the apt. with those tongs holding it against a leather apron that he was wearing. I can still recall the cool feeling if you got near the ice block, compared to the heat of that hot summer day. Back in those woods along Jordan Roads were a few tiny cottages. My aunt and uncle rented one after becoming newlyweds until they started a family and the cottage was too small. An older lady also lived in one and she'd go out mushroom hunting, but would scare the bajeepers out of us waving her knife, yelling at us to get out of there and go away. There was a creek that ran from Jordan Pond through those woods west to Lake Quinsigamond. Many times one of us had wet feet by the time we got to school as we'd slip off the log that had fallen over the creek that we'd walk across, or if the cement slab was frosty that we had to jump onto from one side of the creek to the other.
Joan OConnor - Report this comment
I had bought a house in 1978 on Roberts St. Shrewsbury, from an elderly couple Joseph and Margaret Babonis, from Lithunian background, probably the old lady who was mushroom picking......Roberts St. runs same direction as Jordon Road,,,,I also have a friend that bought a smaller cottage/bunaglow on Jordon Road.....my house (I have it rented out now) is only 4 1/2 rooms probably is the one your uncle and aunt use to rent. 14 Roberts St. was built in 1939. No insulation, so was probably a summer cottage back in the 50's. (?) My father also recalls Jordon Pond as being a big deal to go to and swim, fish and to go boating....too bad they let Jordon Pond go down hill.......Regards, Joan
R Zubowich - Report this comment
The information on Jordon Road in the first writting below photo of Jordan Roads is correct, as is all the info on the "Ice Man" and "Ice Box" I lived thru it all.Swan in Jordan Pond many imes as a child.
member of the papagni family- April 26, 2016 - Report this comment
I grew up on Edgewater Ave. in the 1950's and there is an old tale about a stone bridge or walk way that was used by the Indians of the area that went from about the middle of the pond and it went east to west so you could walk across the pond rather than go around it to get to Lake Quinsigamond or S. Quinsig Rd.
Mark Skiesto- February 18, 2021 - Report this comment
Yes I grew on Edgewater Ave in the 60’s There is a Indian path. It was broke apart in the middle of the Jordan Pond. You could walk on it with your head was above he water .
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