Plainville Historical Commission, Plainville Massachusetts

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Help keep our town's wonderful past alive. Pictures, stories, experiences, are all welcome, if you have an item/photo to donate, please email us. Photos can be carefully scanned and returned to owner.

Mission: Preserving and promoting Plainville's wonderful and important history through photos, stories, and video.

Plainville Historical Commission, Plainville Massachusetts's cover photo
06/11/2020

Plainville Historical Commission, Plainville Massachusetts's cover photo

New sidewalk message in front of the Humphrey House! Don’t forget about our YouTube channel! Be sure to check it out for...
06/11/2020

New sidewalk message in front of the Humphrey House! Don’t forget about our YouTube channel! Be sure to check it out for some great History of Plainville videos!

Demolition begins. 6/10/2020@ Town of Plainville@ Plainville Pump & Excavating
06/10/2020

Demolition begins.
6/10/2020
@ Town of Plainville
@ Plainville Pump & Excavating

Now that the printer is back up and running (huge thank you to Town IT guy Sean-Eric for remotely fixing the printer/com...
06/10/2020

Now that the printer is back up and running (huge thank you to Town IT guy Sean-Eric for remotely fixing the printer/computer and doing battle with the spooks that haunt the Humphrey House and hate technology). We can finally catch up on printing out items for the Plainville Historical Commission COVID-19 Archival Project. We have been lucky enough to have two residents reach out to us with their experiences and we hope more will follow suit (hint hint).

But for now, the printer is getting a good workout!
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06/10/2020

We may be a little obsessed with these new toys, but as previous encounters have shown, colorizing the photos have helped us identify the people in the photos and who doesn’t love a nice sky moving in the background.

Here is what we do know. The woman in the photo has been identified as Florence Henrich by her granddaughter who also estimates this photo was around 1916-1918. We also know where the photo was taken as the Humphrey House can be seen in the background which puts this on South St.

The real mystery is the identities of the two little girls in the photo. So if anyone can help identify them or help narrow down the year a little more we would be so grateful.
Thank you everyone!!
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Hawkins St. Post Storm (take. 6/8/2020). Storm 6/6/2020Photo Credit: Wegiel Family
06/09/2020

Hawkins St.
Post Storm (take. 6/8/2020). Storm 6/6/2020
Photo Credit: Wegiel Family

Hawkins Woods6/6/2020Photo Credit: Wegiel Family
06/09/2020

Hawkins Woods
6/6/2020
Photo Credit: Wegiel Family

06/08/2020

It’s Memory Monday! As everyone has noticed we have a new toy/app that animates still photos. Combine that with our colorizing app? We’ve got some pretty amazing images. So Memory Monday today looks at one of our favorite photos in the collection. Taken originally from a glass plate negative. This image of Plainville center, early 1900s, has even been used by Jeff Kinney at the Unlikely Story. Take a ride in the elevator of the bookstore and you will see this very image.
Have a great day everyone!
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Sunset lane light post, stop sign down. 06/06/2020Photo Credit: Maureen Anderson
06/08/2020

Sunset lane light post, stop sign down.
06/06/2020
Photo Credit: Maureen Anderson

Plainville Cemetery06/06/2020Photo credit: Ann Marie Eisele
06/08/2020

Plainville Cemetery
06/06/2020
Photo credit: Ann Marie Eisele

Torrey Rd. 6/6/2020Photo Credit Lindsay Ghizzoni and her son.
06/07/2020

Torrey Rd.
6/6/2020

Photo Credit Lindsay Ghizzoni and her son.

We reached out to the community for photos of the powerful storm that hit Plainville and surrounding communities yesterd...
06/07/2020

We reached out to the community for photos of the powerful storm that hit Plainville and surrounding communities yesterday. We’re sure that it was a microburst. The community delivered big time!! Check out our page for some more of these incredible images of Mother Nature’s fury yesterday.
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Hancock St. 6/6/2020Photo credit: Jeff Breitenbach
06/07/2020

Hancock St.
6/6/2020

Photo credit: Jeff Breitenbach

West Bacon St. 6/06/2020Photo credit: Jason Correia
06/07/2020

West Bacon St.

6/06/2020
Photo credit: Jason Correia

Telford Town Park6/06/2020Photo credit: Kimberly Watson
06/07/2020

Telford Town Park

6/06/2020

Photo credit: Kimberly Watson

Warren St. 6/06/2020Photo credit: Crystal Timmis-Galloway
06/07/2020

Warren St.

6/06/2020

Photo credit: Crystal Timmis-Galloway

Warren St. 6/06/2020Photo credit: Erica Hall
06/07/2020

Warren St.

6/06/2020
Photo credit: Erica Hall

Village Green6/06/2020Photo credit: Roger Blank
06/07/2020

Village Green

6/06/2020

Photo credit: Roger Blank

Fales road6/06/2020Photo credit: Wendy Cheney Curran
06/07/2020

Fales road
6/06/2020
Photo credit: Wendy Cheney Curran

Fales road6/06/2020Photo credit: Wendy Cheney Curran
06/07/2020

Fales road
6/06/2020
Photo credit: Wendy Cheney Curran

06/07/2020

Fales Rd.
6/6/2020
Photo credit: Wendy Cheney Curren

Saddlebrook Lane6/06/2020Photo credit: Kristin Kissell
06/07/2020

Saddlebrook Lane
6/06/2020

Photo credit: Kristin Kissell

Lake Mirimichi 6/6/2020Photo credit: Dee Coco
06/07/2020

Lake Mirimichi
6/6/2020
Photo credit: Dee Coco

Tree down on wires and a police barricade. 6/6/2020Photo credit: Amie Perreault Clancy
06/07/2020

Tree down on wires and a police barricade.
6/6/2020
Photo credit: Amie Perreault Clancy

Fletcher St. 6/6/2020Photo Credit: Christine Iverson
06/07/2020

Fletcher St.
6/6/2020
Photo Credit: Christine Iverson

Beautiful sky after the storm!!6/6/2020Photo credit: Sheila Flynn Malacaria
06/07/2020

Beautiful sky after the storm!!
6/6/2020
Photo credit: Sheila Flynn Malacaria

Aftermath. 6/6/2020Photo credit: Susan Cochrane
06/07/2020

Aftermath.
6/6/2020
Photo credit: Susan Cochrane

Down trees after the storm. 6/6/2020Photo Credit: Ed McFarland
06/07/2020

Down trees after the storm.
6/6/2020
Photo Credit: Ed McFarland

Post storm flooding. East Bacon St. 6/6/2020Photo Credit: Ken Anderson
06/07/2020

Post storm flooding.
East Bacon St.
6/6/2020

Photo Credit: Ken Anderson

Here comes the storm!6/6/2020
06/07/2020

Here comes the storm!
6/6/2020

Post storm clean up. Hawkins St. 6/6/2030Photo Credit: Jeanne Matz
06/07/2020

Post storm clean up.
Hawkins St.
6/6/2030
Photo Credit: Jeanne Matz

Torrential downpour and wind!!6/6/2020
06/07/2020

Torrential downpour and wind!!
6/6/2020

Telford Park post storm. 6/6/2020Photo credit: Kristine Moore
06/07/2020

Telford Park post storm.
6/6/2020
Photo credit: Kristine Moore

06/06/2020

We’re combining our two new apps and here is the result. We took this pre 1940s image of the Humphrey House...colorized it, then used the motion app to add a sunset effect. And here is the result! We figured this was a nice post storm image. We have two other images ready to go, but one we’re saving for next week’s scenic Saturday and the other is a special Memory Monday. Have a great night everyone!
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06/06/2020

Well, that was a fun storm. Also fun fact our buntings are pretty secure on the Humphrey House. After the storm we drove down to check on the Humphrey House to make sure our flags and buntings had not blown away from the mini hurricane/microburst. Only thing that was down (besides a tree branch in the town park driveway) was our sidewalk sign. The buntings and flags were fine. Surprisingly. Stay safe everyone! Reports are that more storms are on their way!
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Help keep our town's wonderful past alive. Pictures, stories, experiences, are all welcome, if you have an item/photo to donate, please email us. Photos can be carefully scanned and returned to owner, artifacts will be documented and a loan agreement will be signed by both the Commission and the donor, your artifact will be displayed at the Humphrey House and eventually displayed at the new Town Hall with a ID card that identifies the item as yours. Donations help keep our collection current and help us document Plainville’s wonderful and special history!

The Plainville Historical Commission is a public non-profit organization that met for the first time officially in 1973. Our mission is to collect, preserve, restore and protect objects, artifacts, buildings, and historical facts relevant to the history of Plainville and the neighboring town of Wrentham, whom Plainville was part of until it was Incorporated as the 28th and final town of Norfolk County on April 4th, 1905. We collect and preserve these items so that present and future generations may learn about and appreciate the cultural and value of Plainville’s past. the Commission’s mission is achieved through instruments such as donations, education, tours, collaborations with neighboring historical commissions and societies, community involvement, and outreach with fellow Plainville organizations. The Humphrey House; headquarters for the Plainville Historical Commission, serves as Plainville’s history museum and is utilized to educate and ignite the curiosity and imagination of its visitors.

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2 Sunset lane light post stop sign down
A Saturday night treat; Miss Hammond's second grade class, 1926/7, complete with a key in Ruth Clampitt's hand.
Albert Henry Gardner, husband of Mary Ann Keith. Born in Providence, grew up in Attleboro, (parents buried Old Kirk,) living in Plainville/Wrentham by 1860. Census of 1900 shows him at 49 East Bacon Street, hosting a boarder, and working in a jewelry mill. Died 1910, aged 75, in Plainville.
This is what was going on in Plainville in the Attleboro Sun from Wednesday February 16th, 1966
Charles A. Whiting of Whiting and Davis
The mums I planted died; so, I replaced them with some fall silk flowers for Thanksgiving.
My dad Irvin L. J Hopkins also boy scout leader troop 46 in the 60's. Staff Sargent ww2.
Alice H. Gardner (eventually Mason)
Hi! I was wondering if anyone might know who would be a good contact to reach out to in Plainville to share their experiences of the Racetrack and casino that was put in your town and from a historical and framework of the community impact. We are in Rowley, MA and under a very similar proposal and would really appreciate hearing any experiences and feedback on the process and how things have been since it was put in, etc. Plainville looks like a very beautiful town similar to Rowley and we would really look toward hearing from anyone there. Thanks for any guidance and feel free to reach out directly to me. Cheers!
Twins 81/82?
Chiefs circa 77/78