This Web site is a work
As I go through old family slides, preserving them
for the future, and transforming them to
digital, I thought you might like to
the original Purple Pub with me.
Take a look at the 1970's, The Purple Pub, Spring Street
and possibly you and your friends.
more to come : more photos, articles, guestbook,
did you know? your memories, tid bits and such.
* If you find your photo here and prefer I take it
please just email me and I will be glad to accommodate.
I will need your help identifying folks as I was
young during this time
and although I do remember some people, their are many I don't.
My patronage experience at
The Purple Pub in 1971 was a bit different than
most of you (well, yeah = free and non
alcoholic as I was a preteen) but no
less FUN, as I consumed soda and
“beer nuts” while choosing
songs on the jukebox and playing the video games.
I am enjoying seeing these photos after so many
years and hope you do also.
Lisa A Maloney
Maloney's vision for The Purple Pub
recorded in the Record Advocate 2/23/1973
Looking for the 2010
New Purple Pub on Spring Street
May 15th 1971 on Bank Street
opening day article here
folks have been identified - Thanks!
" The place to gather"
and Spring Street - Williamstown, Massachusetts
to enter and see photos)
Gerald L. Maloney
L. Maloney started out as a barber on Spring Street
He then became owner of St.Pierre's
Barbershop and then founder and owner
of The Purple Pub.
Whether barbering or running the pub or overseeing
the daily operations of the building at the corner of
Bank & Spring Streets, he thoroughly enjoyed talking
with people he met and making friends at this
He was made an Honorary member of the Williams College
class of '48
Jerry passed away unexpectedly at the age of 59
on July 19th 1991
in Williamstown Massachusetts.
After having just walked from North Adams to Water Street
Williamstown, on a very hot summer day ,
he stopped in to visit a friend at the travel
agency on Water Street - where he then passed away .
This site is
dedicated to him -
enjoyed by you.
All images on this site are copyright protected and the
property of the Maloney family,
only to be used with written permission.
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