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THEN and NOW – Fish Farm to THE FARM

Proposed location,  once a Fish Drying Farm, Bob’s Clam Shack, and NOW “The Farm”

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THEN and Now – Browns Mall

W. G. Brown – Jeff Weaver Signs

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THEN and NOW – Newell Stadium

Celebrate Old Memories and Look forward to many New ones. “Then” photos courtesy of David B. Cox of Main Street Arts and Antiques.                                               

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THEN and NOW – Main Street (1873)

Before photo and information Submitted by Fred Bodin: 51 Main Street (Cafe Bishco is there now). West End of Main Street buildings, including the Cape Ann Savings Bank and the YMCA. The second floor of the bank building became Gloucester’s … Continue reading

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Fish on Fridays

The Fish on Fridays series is a collaboration between Gloucester photographers Kathy Chapman and Marty Luster. Look for various aspects of Gloucester’s centuries-old fishing industry highlighted here on Fridays. This week we visit with Al Bezanson who recalls his days working at Gorton’s … Continue reading

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THEN and NOW – YMCA (circa 1940)

 

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Then and NOW – Fort Point (circa 1954)

 

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Fitz Hugh Lane (1804 – 1864) – Painter and Name Changer

Nathaniel Rogers Lane / Fitz Henry Lane / Fitz Hugh Lane He is buried at Oak Grove Cemetery in the Stevens’ Family plot. (more information at Cape Ann Museum)   Bridget a new comer to Gloucester introduces Fitz Park to … Continue reading

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THEN and NOW – Stage Fort Cannons

Stage Fort itself was used during the American Revolution, which is evident in the cannons that line the path to the top of he rocky cliffs.

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THEN and NOW–Paint Factory (A New Beginning)

A lot of people don’t realize there is an open courtyard space that runs between the brick and wooden buildings at the Paint Manufactory. (see post card image) As part of the restoration process, one of the courtyard spaces is … Continue reading

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Our Lady of Good Voyage modeled after Azorean Church

  The current church was built in 1914, after the original church burned down. The church was modeled after the Santa Maria Madelena church in Madelena, Pico, Azores, shown above in a mid 1900 circa post card.

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THEN and NOW – Lodge Gate House

 

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Gray’s Hardware post reached Texas–1896 Gray Pig Pin

Fred Bodin Submits I received an email yesterday from Attorney David Richards of Fort Worth, Texas. He read my post about Gray’s Hardware on GMG, and the fact that ancestor Lynn Gray said: “My dad, James Gray, used to ride … Continue reading

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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 For more THEN and NOW photos, just do a search  “THEN and NOW”, which includes some fantastic photos by … Continue reading

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THEN and NOW – Waterfront 1948

I hope I got this correct, I matched up with  what appears to be the steeple at Our Lady of Good Voyage.

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THEN and NOW – Good Harbor Beach (1900)

 

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THEN and NOW – Evelina M. Goulart

Once in it’s Glory at the State Fish Pier NOW propped up at the Essex Ship Building Museum. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia he Evelina M. Goulart is an 83-foot (25.2-meter) fishing schooner built by Arthur D. Story in the … Continue reading

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Gloucester Shack Series – 1898 Linguiça Smokehouse

I think this could be the oldest in the country. Linguiça – is a dry Sausage, consists of coarsely chopped pork shoulder (both the lean and the fat), plenty of garlic and paprika.  Its shape, rather like a long and … Continue reading

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THEN and NOW – 186 Main / 6 Elm Street

This change was not so long ago, but it sure created a great looking  building.

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THEN and NOW – Pavilion Beach

Pavilion Beach in 1905, the big rock seems to have worn down over the past 100 years.

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Then and Now – Good Harbor Beach Area (1889–1900)

The first photo is around the 1900’s, the second old photo is from 1889.  The photos appear to have been taken form on of what is now Bass Rock Golf Course. Note that at that time there was two bridges … Continue reading

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THEN and NOW – Wonson Wharf

The building is no longer there; howver I tried to capture on other photos the proximity, many thanks to Larry from L. A. Dahlmer Studio, who provide some additional photos and help researching the Fish Building.

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Then and Now – Eastern Point

This photo is pre 1933, because the structure at the right, doe not appear to be the Bell that was there from 1933-1969. 

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THEN and NOW–Willows Rest Area

The Stone Marker on the left still exists on the corner of Washington and VineStreet. Click here to Also check out  Posting by EJ

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THEN and NOW – Atlantic and Harbor Road

I wish I could have climbed up on someones roof to get the NOW photo. See Fred’s comments and Link to Thorwald Hotel.

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