The Kenwood Tire story starts in 1963 when Ken Wood, tired of selling tires from the back of his truck, started looking for a real location.
He heard that the West Bridgewater Public Library library, which also served as a schoolhouse in the 1800s, was due to be demolished to make way for a new school.
He offered the Town a buck and they accepted! Ken Wood saved a historical building and founded Kenwood Tire Company at the corner of South Main and Ash Streets in West Bridgewater.
The building needed to be moved and December 1962 was moving day. People lined the street as the building slowly made it’s way about 1/2 mile to its new location at the corner of South Main and Ash Streets in West Bridgewater.