Russell Sturgis Collection,
Washington University Archives, St. Louis Missouri
Formerly unidentified building
From: Darryl Burrows
m wo @ eis.net. au
Date: Mon, 13 Oct 2003
I happened upon your tribute page
to Broadway and [although I'm] writing from Australia - I can identify
It is actually on the site of the
Fish Inn right at the top of Fish Hill - quite near to the Tower
- unless it has been demolished. The road was re-routed three or four years
ago and I am not quite sure if the new road goes past the Fish Inn.
I lived all my childhood and teenage
years in Broadway and spent many happy days just roaming around the hills
above Broadway. I remember climbing up and down those steps you see in
the photograph. I always understood that they were built like that to allow
people to dismount from the stage coaches.
They changed horses at the top of
the Fish because it was such a pull up the hill.
My father and grandfather were the
village bakers with a shop on the village green. . . .
Russell Sturgis (1836-1909) was
an American architect whom had collected more then 15,000 photographs of
largely European architecture. The collection being one of the best collections