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We Are Massena


To The Editor:

Phase one of preparation for the We Are Massena panel is complete with the photographing of 50 plus residences in the town and village.

Approximately 95 percent of the residential areas were visited to seek out the most unusual, those with significant characteristics of design and of course, age.

Many houses were similar in age, within certain areas and reflected the designs popular for that period.

A vast majority of homes showed significant care and upkeep while continuing to retain their original facade.

I’m sure I may have missed several homes that would fall under the selective process and if your home is not listed below, please call the chamber office, leave your address and I’ll pay your abode a visit.

You realize the panel restricts the amount of houses I can present, but I’m still willing to check out your addresses and possibly add it on.

Here are the addresses of houses selected: Bridges Ave.: 19, 30, 60, Main St.: 154, 162, 241, 242, Danforth Pl. 12, W. Orvis: 17, 27, E. Orvis: 86,101, Andrew St.: 74, 75, 80, Laurel Ave.: 3, 21, 23 and Cornell Ave.: 52, 58, 64.

Also: Forest Place: 2, 40, Bishop Ave.: 30, 42, Beech St.: 32, Prospect Park: 4, Ransom Ave.: 7, 30, 40, Highland Park: 5, Elm Circle: 2, 4, 6 and Grove St.: 13, 17, 35, 37.

Elm St.: 23, 28, Ripley St.: 9, N. Main St.: 33 (2), N. Racquette Rd.: 448, Owl Ave.: 21, Allen St.: 151, Rosebrier Ave.: 9, Lawrence Ave.: 16, Westwood Dr.: 2, Romeo Ave.: residence, Highland Ave.: 55 and Randall Dr.: 17.

Remember, any information or comments should be directed to the Massena Chamber Office at 769-3525. Also individual or family pictures are being accepted until the Heritage Festival at the Chamber Office or at the Arena location, the day of the show.

Tentative unveiling is now set for June 15 at the site of the panel: East Orvis St. Park.

Larry Prashaw


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