LaSalette Provincial House Fire

The main building at LaSalette had several names and functions, Solomon Sanitarium, Attleboro Springs and LaSalette. A magnificent building no matter the name. Sadly in 1999 careless smoking by one of the residents resulted in the total loss of the structure and his own life. I don’t know what it..Read More

Rev. Wm. Blackstone Arrives in the Area

William Blaxton was born March 5, 1595 in Lincolnshire England. His mother died when he was 7 years old and several siblings also passed during his early years. He attended Emmanuel College and received a BA in 1617, then continued his education, culminating in a MA from Cambridge University in..Read More

Attleborough’s Bicentennial

Someone with early photography skills took these pictures. Thank you who ever you were. The then 3 story Bates Opera House Bates Opera House in its original 3 floor configuration. The fire (see Bates Bldg page) and subsequent renovations added the 4th floor as it has today. Park Street Looking..Read More

The Great Fire

Now just a note from me before I post this. The cover image is definitely a fire. The images inside, not so much. The photos in this book are just reproductions of common postcards. Most of the subjects were not anywhere near the fire location and some of the images..Read More

Train Wreck

I don’t know much about this accident. I came across these photographs and I never researched them. Boiler is still hot ! Going to be a difficult clean up Having a hard time nailing down this exact location

Watson Block Fire

Oct. 29, 1912, several buildings on North Main Street were destroyed in the Watson Block fire. Cupolas on the schoolhouses on Sanford Street (Schoolhouse Hill) are visible in the background.

Thompson Chemical Plant Explosion

I remember stories from relatives who lived on South Main Street at Tiffany Street, of being knocked down on the porch of the house and having windows blown in. This must have been a terrifying event for all involved. The story was national news with the New York Times publishing..Read More

North Attleboro Incorporated

Chap. 0412 An Act to incorporate the town of North Attleborough. Be it enacted, etc., as follows : Section 1 All that part of the town of Attleborough comprised within the following limits: that is to say, beginning at a stone monument situated in the boundary line between the town..Read More

Rehoboth North Purchase

It is impossible to discuss the early history of Attleborough without starting with the general history of Rehoboth. History tells us that 102 pilgrims landed in Plymouth aboard the Mayflower in 1620. By 1630 the flood gates were already open to what is called the “second emigration”and new settlers were pouring..Read More