Old Colony History Museum

Apr 1, 2021

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Sankey’s Old Milk Bottle: “Hood’s Biggest Delivery”

By William F. Hanna

One day in January 1976, Carol Scofield, of Old Saybrook, Connecticut, was driving along Winthrop Street about two miles west of the Taunton Green when she spotted an aging, deteriorating structure beside the busy road. It was a 40-foot high rendition of a wooden milk bottle that appeared long overdue for demolition. But while some might have looked upon it as an eyesore, Ms. Scofield was enchanted. She was a devotee of Coney Island architecture, also known as Roadside Pop. These are buildings, many constructed in the…