This Day in Norwood History- August 31, 1926-Norwood Hospital To Be Opened For Inspection
Today's article is a recap of the first Old Home Week, held in 1902. The article includes a lengthy speech by Norwood historian and home-builder Milton H. Howard, in which he discusses Aaron Guild and the dedication of the monument to Captain Guild as well as his thoughts on the patriotic spirit of both Norwoodians and Americans. A list of Old Home Week participants was also compiled. During the evening portion of the event, a supper was held at the Universalist Church. Chairman Frank A. Fales delivered a speech and Rev Theon Brown read a poem he had written about returning to his boyhood home. The evening concluded with a historical address by Milton Howard, who used a stereopticon to show portraits of many past and present figures from Norwood and images of places and buildings in Norwood, both old and new. It's quite an interesting read!
These news items were the talk of the town on July 28, 1905 Pictured: The Norwood Telephone Exchange building
This is the first article in a new series, "Origin of Norwood Names", where we will attempt to determine the story behind the naming of different places, buildings, and streets in Norwood. If you know the origin of a name in Norwood, please send us the information at firstname.lastname@example.org.
June 5, 1903-The annual meeting of the Norwood Business Association, held Tuesday evening in Odd Follows hall, was largely attended and highly interesting. The fact that Norwood ought to have a bank and that it was perfectly practicable and feasible to have one established here was the principal fact brought out by the much-applauded leading speaker of the evening.
Lively and Nearly Successful Fight in Norwood Town Meeting. Norwood High School after it was completed. This is now the Guild Medical Building. NORWOOD, April 2—Norwood town meetings in recent … Continue reading This Day In Norwood History-April 2, 1901-$75,000 FOR A SCHOOLHOUSE.
NORWOOD PLANS PREPAREDNESSAt Enthusiastic Meeting of Citizens The Massachusetts 1st Corps of Cadets (credit: wikipedia) NORWOOD, March 30—A meeting for the purpose of organizing a school for military training and … Continue reading This Day In Norwood History-March 30, 1917-To Organize School for Military Training—Every One Urged to Help
Says Single-Room Station Gives No Privacy. CHIEF OF POLICE JAME8 W. LAVERS Of Norwood, Who Wants New Quarters. NORWOOD, Dec 11-7-Chief of Police James W. Lavers of Norwood wants new … Continue reading This Day In Norwood History-December 12, 1910-Police Chief James W. Lavers Wants New Quarters
FOR NORWOOD IMPROVEMENT . Looking North on Washington street from the corner of Cottage street, 1909 (Photo colorized by the Norwood Historical Society) NORWOOD, Dec 7—The meeting of the Norwood … Continue reading This Day In Norwood History-December 7, 1910-New Police Station, High School Building, Two Grade Schools and Hospital Are Desired
Chairman J. M. Folan Believes This Assures Success of Project. JAMES M. FOLAN.Chairman of the Committee on Town Hospital. Appointed by the Norwood Business Association. NORWOOD. Nov 27—The members of … Continue reading This Day In Norwood History-November 28, 1910-All Physicians of Norwood Endorse the Plan For Town Hospital