Tag Archives: Then and Now
This photo of Linda’s brother taken around 1959. Does anyone know where this was located at Stage Fort Park?
see article in Boston Business Journal
It was a great day at Rockport Golf Club.
Then and Now Photo
Brenda Davis has been posting incredible then and now photo montages to our GMG Google + Community Group
you can see all of them full sized at the in the Group Page
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Proposed location, once a Fish Drying Farm, Bob’s Clam Shack, and NOW “The Farm”
Celebrate Old Memories and Look forward to many New ones.
“Then” photos courtesy of David B. Cox of Main Street Arts and Antiques.
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.
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.
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 currently being cleaned up by Kerr and his crew.
A pretty spectacular space.
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.
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 an old fashioned bicycle with the large front wheel around Gloucester as advertising for the store. If anyone has a picture of my dad on that bicycle, now THAT’s something I’d like to see ” In his email, David Richards expressed his desire to give this pin to Lynn Gray, free of charge. I contacted Lynn and she’s now the proud owner of a vintage 1896 Gray’s pinback.