Tag Archives: Main Street
The “snow truck.” Not real snow, but what you see on the sidewalks is real snow. I understand they’re going to just let it melt. We know what that’s all about!
Couldn’t hold back from going to see some of the filming and tried to get some shots of actors, crew etc.. Amazing amount of work to create a fantasy! After seeing some new stores and old cars I was able to look inside a bit…
So many storefront windows and so many messages! Here are a few designed for the season, a celebration and pure fantasy.
Word on the Street … is that best viewing is near Pallazola Sporting Goods!
Click the picture below to view the spread!
And remember to fall out for the last Block party of the Season on September 21st and “turn over a new leaf” with some new seasonal accents to your wardrobe! I will also be open block party weekend, with refreshments and snacks! Going to be a great time!
(And be sure to check out Pop’s facebook page for up to date information and special sales!)
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 first YMCA in 1858, one of the oldest Y’s in the U.S. The first YMCA was established in Boston in the Old South Church.
Fred Bodin Submits-
Just after 7 pm tonight (8/20/13), two young ladies came into my gallery to look around after out dining together at Jalapeños next door. On their way out, they stopped at the counter and one of them asked if I wrote the Drive by Shooting post for GMG. Yes I did, and one of them said it was her sister who did the shooting. Wow! After talking about the Drive by Shooting experience for a few minutes, they left. Seconds later, they returned and said: “We found a lot of money scattered on the sidewalk outside.” So we went all of ten feet from my door and I scooped up $106. They saw who dropped it and noticed that he went into Jalapeños. I went into the restaurant with the two girls and we searched for a man in his 30’s wearing a blue shirt and shorts. Good detective work, but no luck. I told the hostess (owner Alex’s daughter) to send the person looking for the cash over to the galley. If he doesn’t come in by 8:30 or so, I’ll bring it to the 24/7 lost and found, the Gloucester Police Department.
I took a photo of these two friends, and got the left to rights. On the left is Page Harmon, sister of the Drive by Shooter, and on the right in front of the Gloucester flag is Baylee Kirk, both from East Gloucester. Bailee’s parents are journalist Bill Kirk and Carolyn Kirk. Carolyn is the Mayor of the City of Gloucester. It was a good experience for the three of us, and a lesson in karma: Always do the right thing. Tomorrow I’ll drop off an envelope to the GPD with five $20 bills, a five, a single, with my business card. Karma is coming our way! Gloucester.
Hotel Savoy, then it became Hotel Gloucester, located at the bottom of Elm and Main Street. I believe the street shown was Water Street, no longer there.
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 Marty Luster, also an author on GoodMorningGloucester.