The History of Big Alum Lake

Chapter 7

The Silver Ball

The Silver Ball was built by a farmer named Adams who lived on Brookfield Road.  His cow pasture was in the woods currently behind the Mt. Dan Road property.  The old stone walls surrounding the grazing areas are still visible.  Farmer Adams built the Silver Ball as a rental cottage and there is a story that dances used to be held on the porch.  The original porch crossed the front of the cottage just as the newer porch does today.

The Cottages