Tag Archives: Gloucester City Hall
When I walk out our front door at sunset this is what I see ~
Gloucester City Hall Sunset from Plum Street
To see the beginnings my new website, click here- Sharon Lowe Photography. Thanks! ~Sharon
well, sure. yours is probably a copy neg (5×7 is way too big) of one of several stereograph images of city hall (each side albumen plate 3×4 and joined on a piece of clear glass to print the stereo card) taken by erastus g. rollins about 1872 from the tower of the unitarian church on middle st. to the left of the building is franklin square. on the right is the nice circular drive fronting warren st. cape ann museum has rollins’s original glass negs of these views in their archive (without homie poop all over them) as well as the stereo cards printed by rollins and succeeding owners of the plates. we also have bryant and rogers’ original plans of the building. c’mon down!
fred buck, photoarchivist, cape ann museum.
p.s. don’t think alice m. curtis was taking photos in the 1870s.
If you look at the top you can see the workers way up there. I’d be scared shitless.
The copper looks really nice all spiffed up. It’ll be beautiful once the screens come down -a newly restored sense of hope.
God it’s so sad, and the worst part is that it’s not like you could put repairing and restoring this historic building before educating your children or public safety.
It seems like the old lady is doomed. It has been let go so far that I fear it would take far too much to restore her. It’s not like you could just scrape and repaint, there is serious rot all over.
Sad, so very sad.