I’ve been to FL Woods on a number of occasions over the years and have always appreciated the store front but, until I took this image and got it ready to post, I didn’t realize how much history lies behind that facade.  You can read the full history by following the link above but suffice it to say that Fred L Woods Jr started the company (out of his home) in 1938!  I’m guessing this is the oldest continuously operating business in Marblehead and definitely should be on your list of stores to hit this weekend as you…keep it local.

And I need to put in another shameless plug for my photography at the Hooper mansion.  If you plan to be on Washington Street shopping for Spring and Summer gear, take a minute to walk through the parlor room on the first floor.  The images you’ve seen on the site can’t compete with the final finished prints that are matted, framed and hanging in the beautifully restored mansion.