29 Bradford Street Extension

29 Bradford Street Extension, Bill White's Motel, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

29 Bradford Street Extension, Bill White’s Motel, by David W. Dunlap (2009).

Bradford Street Extension was once motel alley. Bill White’s Motel was built in 1975 by William and Margaret White, who ran the place until John and Margaret Tinkham (Margaret White’s daughter) took over in 1994. The Explorer’s Guide said in 2003 that the 12-unit motel provided “arguably the best value in town” and that “the Portuguese hospitality is warm.” The property was acquired by John Gagliardi, who had previously operated the Copper Fox, and reopened in 2010 as the Foxberry Inn. White was a postman who had gone into the home-building business, Gagliardi told me, and did a “wonderful job” constructing the namesake motel himself.

One thought on “29 Bradford Street Extension

  1. In the late 70’s my wife, daughter and I stayed at the motel….when I mentioned to Mr. White that we were going bike riding he offered us his personal bikes instead of renting. I remember the locals telling us that he was well respected, having employed many of them.

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