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Preserving Sandwich’s Brady’s Island

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By Paul Gately Posted Feb. 6, 2014 @ 1:21 pm Updated Feb 6, 2014 at 1:25 PM Brady’s Island is part of that natural swath between the Mill Creek marsh to the east and the wetland on the edge of … Continue reading

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Sandwich building could become new cultural center

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By George Brennan, capecodonline.com gbrennan@capecodonline.com July 28, 2013 SANDWICH – An old building where the children of glass-factory workers once went to school could get new life as a cultural center. Selectmen have agreed to allow the town’s Historical Commission to … Continue reading

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Public/private effort may chart Sand Hill School future in Sandwich

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SANDWICH BROADSIDER Posted Jun 10, 2013 @ 06:00 AM SANDWICH — When it comes to deciding the fate and future of historic properties around Sandwich, the town has had limited success in recent years; Town Hall restoration aside. What to … Continue reading

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Five more homes to receive distinctive Sandwich historical markers

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SANDWICH BROADSIDER Posted Jun 06, 2013 @ 08:00 AM SANDWICH —  The Sandwich Historical Commission has unanimously approved distinctive markers for five more homes that help define the town’s architectural look and family histories. A marker will be attached to … Continue reading

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A Christmas Night Murder in 1857

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It was Christmas night 1857 and “peace on earth, good will toward men” was not in the air in the glass workers village of Sandwich’s Jarvesville. A 15-year-old lad named Daniel Fogarty Jr. would be murdered that night. . . … Continue reading

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Old Town Burying Ground Gets Restoration Work

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Thirty-nine damaged and fallen gravestones in Sandwich’s oldest burying ground are getting professional restoration this fall. Work was begun in late September and is likely to continue into November, 2012 in a contract initiated by Jennifer Madden of the Historical … Continue reading

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A View From The Chair – May 2012

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Because historic preservation is vital to economic growth. “A Broadway producer who once told an aspiring playwright, “If you can’t write your idea on the back of my business card, you don’t have a clear idea.” So I’m going to … Continue reading

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Historic Markers For Sandwich Homes

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Program coordinator, Bill Daley and marker painter, Nell Gould with a recent addition to the program May 22, 2012 – The town of Sandwich is very fortunate to have hundreds of homes and buildings that date back to the 17th, … Continue reading

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A View From the Chair – April 2012

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Our Home’s History Is Our History We have two direct connections to history: our family and our home. Family members pass and leave us with cherished memories, but our beloved homes tend to outlive us. They are what remain of … Continue reading

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Sand Hill School: The Clark-Haddad Memorial Building

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In 1851 a new 2 bay by 3 bay, 2-story, wood-frame building with a gable roof was erected at the corner of Factory Street and George’s Rock Road (16 Dewey Avenue). Known as the Jarvesville School, and later, the Sand … Continue reading

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