This Web site is a work
 in progress. 

As I go through old family slides, preserving them for the future, and transforming them to digital,  I thought you might like to re-visit 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 down 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.  

 Enjoy !  

 Lisa A Maloney 





Founder Jerry Maloney's vision for The Purple Pub 
 recorded in the Record Advocate 2/23/1973 read it here

Looking for the 2010 New Purple Pub on Spring Street click here


the purple pub
Opened May 15th 1971 on Bank Street
read opening day article here

some folks have been identified - Thanks!
  the purple pub  

                         " The place to gather"                            

     Bank and Spring Street - Williamstown, Massachusetts
purple pub cow
est. 1971 
  (click cow to enter and see photos)   

Founder Gerald L. Maloney 








Jerry Maloney

Gerald L. Maloney started out as a barber on Spring Street Williamstown, Ma.  

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 location.  

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  -

   and hopefully  
   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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