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Edward D REYNOLDS - 1896 - Big Alum Lake, Sturbridge, Massachusetts

In August, 1896, George and Hannah Adams agreed to lease to Edward D. Reynolds a parcel of land along the west shore of Alum Pond for an annual fee of $10. In that same year, Reynolds obtained a building contract that approved the construction of "a cottage, with ell, piazza, steps, etc." that was to be completed by October for the sum of $255. E.D. Reynolds lived in Southbridge, MA, one of eight children of Owen and Nellie Reynolds. He was born 19 Dec. 1869 and died at the lake on 17 June 1914. There is no record of marriage or children.

There were only a handful of cottages on the lake when E.D. Reynolds built the house. The original cottage was named "The Rocks" because of the prominent boulders under its porch. After the dam was built and the water level raised, these rocks became partially hidden and are now not so visible. There was a boathouse under the porch with steps leading up into the house...

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