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Friday Flashback #347

Last week’s photo of Boccanfuso’s gas station next to Mansion Clam House (later Parker Mansion) brought plenty of comments, and many memories.

Plus 3 photos, from Patricia Driscoll.

She writes that before it was a beloved seafood restaurant, the Mansion building was …

… a mattress factory.

Her great-aunt Elizabeth Ball worked there. Other relatives may have too.

Patricia says Elizabeth was born in 1894. She was quite young when she started at the factory. This photo is from around 1910:

Patricia also sent a photo of her great-aunt and grandmother at a Westport school. They were between 6 and 8 years old, she says; she does not know exactly when it was taken, or where.

There appear to be 29 students in one class — and clearly all were not in the same grade.

Patricia’s third photo is of another relative, Thomas Ball, in his Post Road jewelry store:

“06880” readers: If you know anything about the mattress factory, school or jewelry store in these photos, click “Comments” below.

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