Reservoir Postcard (1910’s)

Does this location look familiar to you? Imagine taller trees, cars instead of a trolley, more construction equipment, and, just beyond the left edge of the photograph, the Old Stone Church.

This postcard, created likely in the late 1910s following completion of the Wachusett Reservoir, looks north to the Rt. 140 causeway across the reservoir. In the distance, we see Rt. 12 split from Rt. 140 and head toward Clinton and Sterling. Today, this area looks relatively the same, except the trees now block the view and the trolley line has gone.

Reservoirpostcard, (photograph)