Category Archives: Gloucester Doors

Gloucester Doors Series- Alma McLaughlin Gallery

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You can tell a lot about a community by the doors on its buildings.  The door on Alma McLaughlin

McLaughlin’s Gallery is one that holds many parallels with the city we love, Gloucester.

It’s both worn and beautiful with many layers of paint much like the layers of character that is the fabric of our city.  This is no pre-molded factory produced door which adorn the bedroom communities grotesque subdivisions.  This is a door that has seen it all and still beams bright and beautiful.

Welcome.

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For the rest of the Gloucester Door Series click here

Gloucester Doors-Dr Blatchford’s Office

A visit to the dentist yesterday reminded me of the beautiful architecture at Dr Blatchford’s office on Pleasant St.  Pleasant Street has some of the most interesting buildings in he City as far as old school architecture go.

One for the Gloucester Door series- click for the slide show

 

Gloucester At Dawn, Corner Of Middle and Pleasant Street

I wonder what the economic climate was like when this building was built.   Buildings like this just aren’t constructed regularly in our day, I guess because it is cost prohibitive.  Do you think it came down to economics or just a sense of pride when the people who built this building designed and had it built?

Gloucester Doors- Captain Elias Davis House

The Captain Elias Davis House is part of Cape Ann Museum.
From the Cape Ann Museum website-
“The Captain Elias Davis house, built in 1804 by one of Gloucester’s successful sea captains, is part of the Cape Ann Museum.Six of the house’s 12 rooms are open to visitors. The house is furnished and decorated in keeping with domestic life in the early 19th century.

Many of the objects in the house actually belonged to Elias Davis and his descendants: a drawing of the Davis family crest from County Hereford, England; a portrait of the Captain painted c.1790 by an unknown Antwerp artist; the outfitted medicine chest and instruction book used by Captain Davis in his role as ship’s doctor; passports for two Davis family vessels, the ship Cadmus and the brig Augusta, signed by James Madison and John Adams respectively; the rockerless wooden cradle used by Elias Davis, Jr. aboard ship when he traveled with his parents; a sampler stitched by Captain Davis’s daughter Mary, naming all 13 of the Captain’s children; and a pencil drawing of the house itself, done from memory by son Soloman Haskell Davis in 1830 while he was away at sea…….. click this text to go to the Cape Ann Museum Website and read the rest

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