Tag Archives: Center Street

Hoping GMG can help out with an old building downtown…

Hi Joey-

I’m hoping you could put this on the GMG blog and see if anyone might be able to come up with something.  A buddy of mine and I just purchased 6 and 8 Center St in downtown Gloucester (mainly known for being the home of K9 Kuts).  We are just starting to plan our rehab of the exterior of the building and I’m hoping that someone out there in the GMG universe might have an old picture that shows what the buildings looked like before they were sided as they are today.  I know from peeling back some of the siding that these were once clad in traditional clapboard, but any old photos or memories that anyone might have would go a long way towards the historic restoration of the property.  I also plan to check in with Fred B, the historic commission, and city archives, but thought GMG would be a great avenue as well.  I can be reached atrtjones1@gmail.com if anyone has anything to share.  Pic of building as it currently is is attached.  

Thanks, and thanks for the blog, it’s a great aggregator of so much that goes on in our community.  

-Randy Jones

6-8 Center Street

THEN and NOW – Main Street (circa 1912)

Photos are of Main Street, the block between Hancock and Center Street.

Once called Gray’s Corner, see article by Fred Bodin on GMG

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For more THEN and NOW photos, just do a search  “THEN and NOW”, which includes some fantastic photos by Marty Luster, also an author on GoodMorningGloucester.