Back in the 1940s through 1960s, small town Information booths were a common sight. Milford had one that sat in the Oval area and people traveling through Milford could stop to get directions, NH tourist maps and guides, or even a friendly suggestion on where to have lunch or dinner. Back in those days the Route 101 bypass that today routes traffic around Milford didn't exist. Back then, Amherst St and Elm St were part of Route 101, the main East-West road in southern NH. That main thoroughfare ran right through the oval.
Though it surely doesnt seem like it was that long ago, it has been more than 13 years since the Milford Pizza Hut on the west end of town shut down for good. Pizza Hut was located on the lot next to the original location of Contemporary Chrysler on the west end of town on Elm Street. Searching through the Milford Cabinet archives, the earliest reference I can find to Milford's Pizza Hut is from early 1975. In addition, a Cabinet article from November of 1975 references "The new Pizza Hut Restaurant".