Photograph shows several landmarks about a century ago

Posted 9 February 2014 at 12:00 am

By Bill Lattin
Orleans County Historian

RIDGEWAY – In this scene from around 1910 we see the Ridge Road where it crosses over Oak Orchard Creek at Oak Orchard on the Ridge.

At lower left is the Culvert Road. Just beyond the steel frame bridge with a plank floor is the old Cobblestone Lee Distillery. That’s the building with a high smoke stack.

Looking westward up the hill is a man driving a horse and buggy towards the bridge. At the top of the hill is the old Cobblestone Inn at the corner of the Oak Orchard River Road. This photo was taken by W.C. Eaton of Jeddo.