Sorry, I didn’t mean to hijack your thread. Hathaway just happen to come up, so … maybe keeping this subject active will jog some memories.
County Rd. 41 is east-west and 332 is roughly north-south. The former Hathaway property (and new bank) is in the north-west quadrant. The gas station (formerly Hess, now something else) is in the north-east quadrant. A new housing development, appropriately named “Hathaway’s Corners” on the contractor’s billboard, is going in the south-west quadrant. The land has been cleared, utilities are going in as we speak, and the historical marker on 41 has been removed along with the dirt access road to the Hathaway cemetery. Presumably, the new homeowners will have quiet neighbors.
Prior to expansion of 332 (in 1995?), there was a small structure in the south-east quadrant, set back from either road by about 50-100 feet. It appeared to be of a similar size and construction of a typical R&E flag stop station, therefore that’s what I always believed it to be. Age and vegetation consumed it over the years and I assume it was demolished in the 332 re-do, but I don’t know that for a fact. It was one of those “I’ll get a picture next time, because it will always be there” items, and we all know how that goes.
So what was it? I’m not disputing your (or anyone’s) assertions regarding Hathaway structures. Since everything’s gone, it’s impossible to know anyway, but I bring it up for discussion now just in case anyone else remembers it as well.
On a side note, I dug out my copy of William Reed Gordon’s book. I purchased it years ago from the Yankee Peddler Bookshop and had forgotten it was stuffed with R&E-related newspaper clippings. I will scan them and post in another thread.