Around the Internet: Kurtz Photos, Ruth’s Tea Room

Friday Photos this week continues to work on the massive amounts of pictures taken of the Kurtz Building before, during, and after rehabilitation. Catch the 57 new additions at the top of the Flickr photostream. This batch may conclude the exterior photos of the building, but no promises!

The Kurtz Building

Coming this Saturday is a special event in honor of Vivienne Jackson’s 90th birthday. The afternoon tea party will be held at the Winchester Centre Friends Meeting House, 203 North Washington Street, between 1-4 PM. Come visit with Vivienne and browse a selection of items from the Tea Room that will be for sale (dishes, table linens, and other artifacts).

Ruth’s Tea Room was once at 128 E. Cecil Street in Winchester. As you may know, the building itself is gone but the memories remain strong. In addition to the celebration on Saturday, a few homages to the eatery may be found online for a nostalgic trip to the past. Check out the Ruth’s Tea Room Tumblr, which aims to recreate the music in the jukebox. If you never got to experience the atmosphere of Ruth’s Tea Room, one person shares her story of how it was a safe place for her, her friends, and her future husband in “Our First Date: An Ode to Ruth’s Tea Room.”