A LOOK AT WINDHAM IN THE 1950S
The advertising shown, above and below, dates from the mid-1950s. The Ames House conveniently added a small map to their ad, in order to show their close proximity to nearby attractions such as the Windham Playhouse and Cobbett's Pond. Joe's Pizza attempted to capitalize on the crowds drawn by the Windham Playhouse, by serving up meat pies and pizza to eager customers both before and after shows. If neither Joe's Pizza nor The Ames House appealed to Cobbett's Pond vacationers or summer theater-goers, there was also Gurry's, situated right along the Windham town line.
Derek Saffie is an avid Windham historian who enjoys researching and sharing his collection with all those interested in the history of the New England town.