Whately, Massachusetts: Big Cement Milk BottleSeventeen feet tall, a proud reminder of Massachusetts' hardscrabble giant cow heritage.
Central School Offices
- 218 Chestnut Plain Rd, Whately, MA
- I-91 exits 22 or 24. Take US Hwy 5/Hwy 10, then turn west onto Christian Lane. Bear left when the road ends at Chestnut Plain Rd, and the bottle will be on your left, in front of the Central School Offices building.
- Always visible.
Visitor Tips and News About Big Cement Milk Bottle
The milk bottle was owned by Charles Selicious for 30 years, because the town wanted nothing to do with it. It stood in Malick Garage. When Malick wanted it gone and it was going to be destroyed, Charles Selicious had it moved by his restaurant on Rt. 5 (Lamplighter) where he took care of it for 30 years. He gave it to the historical society.[Jim, 06/09/2012]
There is a 17 foot high cement milk bottle on the main road in Whately. Built in the late 1920s by Lincoln Bond for the Quonquont Dairy Farm's dairy bar, the bottle once stood on Rt. 5, greeting visitors to the area. In 1995, the bottle, which is owned by the Whately Historical Society, was moved to its present site and restored. It is now situated in front of the town building, which houses the Historical Society and is used several times a year to dispense ice cream.[Stephen Bond, 10/27/1999]
Photo added Sept. 2009.
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