The Colle Opera House and Shea Theater History

From 1968 to 1988 the Brotherhood of the Spirit Renaissance Community (Commune) operated numerous small business in Turners Falls. They purchased the Colle Opera House building and it served as “home” to four of those endeavors and a “stage” for the “Spirit in Flesh” the Commune band. The Brotherhood painted the building as you see…

Quick Glimpse of Northfield Chateau

Quick Glimpse of Northfield Chateau

Quick Glimpse of Northfield Chateau https://youtu.be/louIk0maMm4 Francis Robert Schell was a wealthy Northfield Massachusetts Summer resident in the early 20th Century. Shortly after 1900, he built two big projects. One was the “Schell Bridge”, spanning the Connecticut River, and the other was his Summer home that became to be known as the “Northfield Chateau”. This…