Framingham District 8 Community Meeting Friday Night at BRACE

FRAMINGHAM – District 8 City Councilor Judith Grove will hold a District 8 meeting on Friday evening, March 23 from 7 to 9 at the Brazilian-American Center at 560 Waverly Street, also known as BRACE.

The agenda will include a review of the February 8 and 27 District 8 meetings, which focused on traffic, crime, environmental issues at the Conigliaro Recycling Center on Waverly Street and the Development of apartments in the Downtown and on Fountain Street (the Bancroft Building).

Attendees can also view a collection of historic maps and photos of factories, stores and houses in South Framingham, including trolley cars in 1898, the Gregory Shaw Company Shoe Manufacturing (1898) on Mellen Street, Irving Square in the 1950’s when the Sears Store was still there, the Nobscot Building which stood just south of the Downtown Common and the Waverly Building (1851) which was replaced by the Bullard Building on the corner of Waverly and Irving Streets. The most interesting photo was taken looking north across the RR crossing toward the City Hall while a locomotive is crossing heading west. It includes the small building on the East side – “Gibson’s Lunch” with a sign for “Pickwick Ale.”Does anyone remember the “Framingham Gazette” or “Moses Wood, Watch Maker”?

Please invite your friends and neighbors and bring your concerns, questions and suggestions for improving our neighborhoods, said Councilor Grove.

Photo courtesy of George Lewis.
Downtown Crossing in 1939


Framingham Source Editor Susan Petroni

Susan Petroni Framingham Source Editor Email: Phone: 508-315-7176

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