A WALK THROUGH
GENERATIONS
MARLBOROUGH, MA: THEN AND NOW
BY JILLIAN GOELLNER
GENERATION TO GENERATION
• Great Grandmother
• Dorothy Medill: 1913-1984

• Grandmother
• Susan Medill: 1946-Present
• Dau...
SHOE INDUSTRY
• When my great grandmother was born,
Marlborough was known for it’s shoe
manufacturing.
• Shoe companies fi...
CHANGES ON MAIN STREET
Two significant buildings
that were neither taken
over nor destroyed were
the Walker Building and C...
CHANGES IN MARLBOROUGH HIGH
What is known now as the
Walker Building used to be
Marlborough High School.

Growing up, my g...
CHANGES IN BUSINESS AND LAND
• Marlborough may have been known for it’s shoe
manufacturing specifically, but Marlborough s...
DIFFERENCE IN TIMES
Dorothy Medill

Jillian Goellner

• High School:?
• Jobs as a student:?
• Marlborough was filled with
...
NOW IT’S TIME TO REACH OUT
• The new generation of Marlborough is filled with
technology.
• Cell phones with apps such as ...
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Marlborough Historical Society Scholarship

  1. 1. A WALK THROUGH GENERATIONS MARLBOROUGH, MA: THEN AND NOW BY JILLIAN GOELLNER
  2. 2. GENERATION TO GENERATION • Great Grandmother • Dorothy Medill: 1913-1984 • Grandmother • Susan Medill: 1946-Present • Daughter of Dorothy Medill • Father • Michael Goellner: 1968-Present • Son of Susan Medill • Myself • Jillian Goellner: 1996- Present • Daughter of Michael Goellner
  3. 3. SHOE INDUSTRY • When my great grandmother was born, Marlborough was known for it’s shoe manufacturing. • Shoe companies filled Marlborough’s streets for many years
  4. 4. CHANGES ON MAIN STREET Two significant buildings that were neither taken over nor destroyed were the Walker Building and City Hall. Most of the businesses that filled Main Street in the early 1900s were taken over by the new businesses seen on Main Street today.
  5. 5. CHANGES IN MARLBOROUGH HIGH What is known now as the Walker Building used to be Marlborough High School. Growing up, my great grandmother attended High School in the Walker building. Now, I attend High School at this Marlborough High School on Bolton Street.
  6. 6. CHANGES IN BUSINESS AND LAND • Marlborough may have been known for it’s shoe manufacturing specifically, but Marlborough still owned land for farming. • Shoe manufacturing companies resided on Marlborough’s Main Street or on streets that were near Main Street. • Now, the farm land in Marlborough is miniscule. Marlborough is now filled with businesses. Looking around Marlborough, that all you see. • TJX companies, Raytheon, Boston Scientific, and many other businesses have resided in Marlborough. • Marlborough’s easy highways access and central city for many makes it a great business city.
  7. 7. DIFFERENCE IN TIMES Dorothy Medill Jillian Goellner • High School:? • Jobs as a student:? • Marlborough was filled with shoe manufacturing companies • Percentage of shoe companies thriving in Marlborough:? • Percentage of technology businesses thriving in Marlborough:? • High School: Marlborough High • Jobs: Trombetta’s Creamery, Tjmaxx • The Rockport Company still exists but is now a store and not a manufacturer. • Only shoe company that still exists in Marlborough is The Rockport Company • Percentage of shoe companies thriving in Marlborough: ? • Percentage of technology businesses thriving in Marlborough:?
  8. 8. NOW IT’S TIME TO REACH OUT • The new generation of Marlborough is filled with technology. • Cell phones with apps such as Twitter, Instagram, Facebook and Pinterest attract the eyes of this generation • A new way to interest this generation of Marlborough is through an Instagram account called “Marlborough: Then and Now” • This page will be filled with comparison pictures of certain places in Marlborough then and Marlborough now. • The page will accept requests via email for specific places to see the comparison of then and now.
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