Photo Essay

Asbury Grove, South Hamilton, MA

My friend and I was taking a ride, as we sometimes do. She had heard of this place and had wanted to find it.

A little history as told to us by one of its year round residents.

Established 1859, Asbuy Grove is the only camp meeting ground in the United States which has continuously offered a camp meeting program.

First tents were set up on bare ground and were replaced by wooden platforms on which the tents were erected. These platforms were replaced by small wooden cottages, decorated with gingerbread trim, each unique in its individual construction and painting.

Today the grove covers 83 acres and has approximately 150 dwellings of which appeoximately 60 are occupied year-round.

The day we were there, I only photographed the summer cottages. So much character, a little eerie.

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  • ashton gosnell

    ashton gosnell said (23 Jun 2009):

    this is so cool.. i love all the houses and the colors of them. great!

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