History display sparks interest
by Lisa Tome
Jennifer Dickerson is answering more history questions these days.
Dickerson, an administrative assistant for the Town of Elkton, is fielding questions about a large photo recently installed at town hall.
Town administrator Lewis George propped an historic photo on an easel in the area where Dickerson works and where water and sewer customers turn out to pay utility bills. That photo, of the town-owned property at 110 North Street, features the former town hall and Singerly Fire Department. The building currently serves as the Elkton Chamber/Alliance and visitors center.
But the old photo shows differences to the building. It used to have a bell tower.
"I put it up for nostalgia. It's a 19th century building and I decided to put the old picture up," said George.
"People have been asking questions about it. I tell them where it (the building is) and they go look at it," said Dickerson.
Since the photo attracted so much attention and questions, George has since found additional photos of the same building during different time periods.
He also said he may feature other photos in the future.
Those newly featured photos aren't the only way Elkton spotlights town history. There is a museum of sorts featuring old photos, fire hydrants, and town memorabilia in town hall.
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