Bridgewater Tour Showcases History


Four historic buildings in Bridgewater brought people back to the days of hops and horses with a tour last Saturday.


The Upper Unadilla Valley Association provided a booklet for a self-guided car tour of the Hop Barn and Kiln, First Congregational Church, Western Star Lodge and Bridgewater Train Station. At each stop guides discussed the history of the building and pointed out features.


At the Hop Barn and Kiln on Route 8 north of the Town Hall, the structure built in the 1930s once was one of the largest brick kilns in the world. Visitors could go upstairs to see the design that allowed for…



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