View of Onset Bay Grove,
Wareham, Plymouth County, M.A., 1885 / drawn & published by Geo. H.
Walker & Co.
This bird’s-eye view print of Onset Bay Grove, Massachusetts was drawn and published by Geo. H. Walker & Co. in 1885. Onset Bay Grove was established southeast of Wareham in the 1800's. In was developed by Spiritualists as a summer camp and meeting destination.
Spiritualists believed that there was communication between the living and the dead. Visitors to Onset Bay Grove could enjoy the coastal scenery or attend lectures and meetings.
The illustration includes labeled roads, piers, buildings, beaches, streetcar route and vicinity. Featured is an inset illustration of Washburn House, A. W. Washburn, Proprietor.
Features references to the following locations:
Skating Rink. Chas. Talbot, Manager.
Hotel Onset. G. H. Neal, Proprietor.
Bay View Café. Staples & Bump.
Glen Cove House. N. Hugkins, Proprietor.
Billiard Hall. Public Yacht “Wheaton”, G. A. Jones, Proprietor.
Wicket Island Home. Dr. Abbie E. Cutter.
Boats (Public). J. Frank Dimmock.
Hotel Brockton. B. J. Keith, Proprietor.
Union Villa. F. L. Union, Proprietor.
Dining Rooms. Mrs. Etta Bullock, Proprietor.
Metropolitan House. E. E. Gay, Proprietor.
Japanese Store. Magy & Wing, Proprietors.
Fruit Stand. Confectionery, Cigars, etc. James Collins.
Dakins Drug Store.
Photograph Rooms. J. F. Conant.
General Store. Mrs. M. E. Williams.
Coffee & Lunch Rooms. Mrs. M. J. Whitney.
Ch. Clapp & Co. Boston Store, Staple & Fancy Groceries.
General Store. H. Tillson.
Washburn House. A. W. Washburn, Proprietor.
Bakery. P. O. Brett.
First Cottage erected at Onset. Mrs. S. S. Applin.
S. J. Smith. Dec. China & Glass Ware, Lamps, Shades, etc.