|An overhead view of the Co-Operative creamery. Not sure of the date, but it looks like the Brookside sign is still there. This was a really large complex at one point. Don't seem to see any tracks.|
The creamery beginning was a two-story wood structure built by the Boston Dairy Company c. 1906. Another portion of the creamery complex was built around 1918 by the Liberty Paper Company. These two structures were acquired by the Bellows Falls Co-operative Creamery in 1921. In 1932 the creamery got a rebuild which included replacing the original 1906 building. The larger modern structure we see today is only a portion of what it once was.
I have not seen many photos of the creamery in use from my era the 1950's. These are a few views that I have found of what once was...George Dutka
|This photo shows the co-operative in the 1952 Manning's Bellows Falls Directory. This photo shows a huge stack which I have not seen in any other photos of Bellows Falls. The Rutland Ry. yard would be in behind the building.|
|A Brookside truck is at the milk loading platform in Woodstock, Vermont on a winters day. Not sure what colour these trucks were..anyone know?|
|How the area of the structure seen above looks today.|
|Signs on the structure at that time.|