Wednesday, July 2, 2014

Swift's Ham and Seiler's 1775 House


What does the Fourth of July really need? Not fireworks or parades, it needs salad molds or what we would call aspic! I'm not exactly sure what aspic has to do with Swift's Ham or the independence of our country, but there it is spelling out July 4 in glistening, slimy, colors that don't appear in nature.


"The 1775 House" mentioned in the ad is Sieler's 1775 House, a restaurant that was located on old Route 2 in Massachusetts, however I had little luck identifying where it actually was located. According to the tiny, detail-less map on the back of the 1930's era postcard shown below it should have been on a farm just east of the intersection of Route 2 and Route 123. The problem is these two roads don't intersect. In fact they both run east-west and diverge from the Boston area. 


1 comment:

David Kilroy said...

The "1775 House" --probably built in the early 1800s by the Wellington family--still exists and currently houses a Montessori school. Address: 130 Pleasant Street , Lexington, MA 02421

See:
http://colonialtimesmagazine.com/lexington-montessori-celebrates-50-years/