Back to the Future 4: Travel Back to Fairhaven 1985 in This Car
If you've always wondered what Fairhaven looked like back in 1985, wait until you see this.
I didn't grow up on the SouthCoast, but I've been here long enough to remember how much things have changed in our little part of the world. Even so, I was surprised to see just how many things on Route 6 have changed since the year 1985.
At the time it was filmed, I'm sure the person recording this video didn't think it was all that incredible. The person may have received a camcorder for Christmas and was just trying it out as a passenger in the car. My bet is that this video was found years and years later, when it could now be viewed as something of a local treasure.
As you take this ride down Route 6 in Fairhaven in 1985, take note of just how many things have changed. How many can you count?
Here's an incomplete list of what we noticed:
- Barbero's Restaurant
- A&W Root Beer
- Howard's (Car lot??)
- The Huttleston House
- Dorothy Cox Chocolates
- Fairhaven Drive-In Theater
- The Fairhaven water tower
- Brooks Drugs
- The old-style McDonald's before it burned down
- No Fun 107 building on the corner of Route 6 and Sconticut Neck Road
- No Stop & Shop Plaza
- No Frontera Grill
- No Fairhaven Rec Center
- No Carefree Homes
- G. Bourne Knowles
- No Courtyard Plaza
- No condos on the left-hand side as you head towards Mattapoisett
Can you spot all of these changes in this video? Did we miss anything? Let us know in the Facebook comments.
Warning: The music in this video might hit you right in the feels if you grew up in the '80s.