Can you imagine a neighborhood on this spot?
“When they did urban renewal and tearing down Mashapaug Pond, it was a disgrace.”
Today, the Huntington Industrial Park is a flat concrete jungle, home to businesses and bus stops, but once it was a tightly knit community. The slopes were flattened, the Mashapaug shoreline changed, and the families who lived there left or were pushed out. What was this area like before that happened? What happened after?
- Cliff Montiero
- Ralph Simmons
- June Simmons-McRae
- Ed Hooks
- Tall Oak Weeden
- Audio and transcript of interview with Cliff Montiero
- Audio (part I & part II) and transcript for interview with Ralph Simmons
- Audio and transcript (part I & part II) for interview with June Simmons-McRae
- Audio and transcript of interview with Ed Hooks
- Audio and transcript of interview with Tall Oak Weeden
- Railroad lines by Mashapaug Pond, by Katharine Mead
- Why was an industrial park built on Mashapaug Pond? by Lizzy Landau
- How has the shape of Mashapaug Pond changed over time? by Lily Benedict
Clip created by Benjamin Luton.