Where's the Comet?
We went to a load of places this past weekend with the Comet! Check them out!
Don’s Diner, Plainville, MA
Don’s Diner was opened in 1936. At that time Dons was a Sterling made diner. At some point in time the diner changed to a DeRaffle or Jerry O’Mahony style diner. Today the Diner still has its basic shape outside with a few modern changes, like vinyl siding. Inside it is still a classic diner.
Jolly Cholly’s, North Attleboro, MA
Jolly Cholly’s was an Amusment Park. It was a Drive-In hamburger stand in the early 50s and started having rides in 1959. Rides at the park included a ferris wheel, kiddie whip, merry-go-round, kiddie boats, kiddie buggies, roller coaster, train and sky fighters. It closed in 1979.
G. I. Joes, North Attleboro, MA
G. I. Joes is an Army/Navy store. It has a Bell 47 helicopter painted like it is from the TV show M.A.S.H.. This is actually the type of helicopter used in Korea during the war. The copter has a set of big red lips painted on the side with the words Hot Lips.
Childrens Museum, Providence, RI
The Rhode Island Childrens Museum opened in its new location in Providence in 1997. Origionally located in Pawtucker, RI, it had outgrown its space. It has a giant sculpture of a Dragon Climbing off the roof of the building.
Goddard Park Carousel, Warwick, RI
The Carousel at Goddard park was a Looff Carousel that was originally located at Lakeside Park in Syracuse, New York (1901). It was moved 1908 to Rocky Point Amusement Park in Rhode Island and in 1930 was moved to Goddard Park. The Carousel inside is gone, only the building remains. It was sold in 1974. Where it is now is not known. What a shame!
Seabee Museum, North Kingstown, RI
The Seabee Mueum was built by Seabees, run by Seabees, for Seabees and their families, as well as for the public. Seabees are the Construction Battalion of the USA Navy.
Providence Performing Arts Center, Providence, RI
Providence Performing Arts Center, was opened as a Loew’s Movie Palace on October 6, 1928. In 1995 it was completely renovated and restored to its oritional splendor. It is now a state-of-the-art facility hosting first-class Broadway touring shows, plays, contemporary acts, concerts and movies. It still has an 28’ by 51’ movie screen and Wurlitzer organ (Origionally a Robert Morton organ) that rises from the stage.
Bell AH-1F Cobra, North Kingstown, RI
Here is the Comet with a Bell AH-1F Cobra helicopter. It is located at the Rhode Island Air National guard at Quonset Point.
The Arcade, Providence, RI
The Arcade was was the first enclosed shopping mall in the United States and was built in 1828.
Moffitt Mill, Lincoln, RI
Moffett Mill (1812) is a two-story building believed to be the first machine shop constructed in Rhode Island. Wagons, wheels, and shoelaces are just some of the products that were produced here. Resting along the Moshassuck River, on historic Great Road, this old mill now serves as a tourist attraction.
Federal Hill, Providence, RI
You drive into Federal Hill through a giant arch with a hanging LaPigna sculpture, a traditional symbol of abundance and quality. It is often mistakenly referred to as “The Pineapple” but it is really a Pine Cone from which Pine Nuts are harvested. The arch was erected in 1979.