P.K.Simonds and Beth Colt donated various items found during the 2011 renovation of the Woods Hole Inn. Some things were found in the walls, attic and other storage spaces. These documents provide a glimpse of the operation of a business on post-World War II Cape Cod. The Inn at that time was run by Captain Frank McLean and his wife, Gloria.
Listed below are samples of some of the invoices included in the donation.
Some are still here…
Falmouth Publishing Company (Falmouth Enterprise)
Others are gone but not forgotten…
Harborside Fish Market (Sam Cahoon’s)
Grossman’s Lumber (now the site of the Steamship Authority General Offices on Palmer Ave.)
Mrs. Weeks Shops
Fay’s Plumbing & Heating
Quite a few of the documents (licenses and fuel receipts) pertained to McLean’s Filling Station, which stood in what is now a small parking lot between the Inn and the Old Barn Package store