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Rockport Granite Co. Advertising Booklet, c. 1895

This is an eight-page advertising brochure for Rockport Granite Company. It was engraved and printed by John A. Lowell & Co. of Boston. It is undated. I estimate its date to be around 1895. My reason for this is primarily … Continue reading

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Visiting Day at the ‘Witch House,’ Pigeon Cove, circa 1920

A couple days late for Halloween, but here is another view of the Witch House in Pigeon Cove. I’ve posted several other images of this house, which you can find here, here, here and here. The name comes from the popular … Continue reading

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Eaton Cottage, Rockport, Mass., circa 1908

This house still stands at 50 Eden Road in Rockport. The legend on the postcard says that the house was built in 1908 by Bailey & Hosmer. (Online listings for this house say it was built in 1906.) The postcard … Continue reading

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Pigeon Cove from Pigeon Hill, circa 1912

Here is a view of Pigeon Hill in the days when it was much more bare and cows roamed its pastures. This postcard is from the Rockport Photo Bureau. The card is not dated, but based on its similarity to … Continue reading

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Pebble Beach, Rockport, Mass., circa 1915

The caption calls this Long Beach in Rockport, but the beach shown here is more commonly called Pebble Beach (and sometimes Pebblestone Beach), presumably for the popplestones that often cover it. It is just northeast of Cape Hedge Beach, which, … Continue reading

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Rockport Granite Eagle for Boston’s Custom House Tower, c. 1914

In 1908, planning began to expand the Custom House on State Street in Boston, originally built in 1837. The preeminent architecture firm Peabody and Stearns won the commission for the design. When expanding horizontally proved unfeasible, the idea was hatched … Continue reading

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Rockport Granite Photos: Granite Pier or Bay View?

These are two prints of photographs taken by Herman W. Spooner of workers at the Rockport Granite Co. The photographs are undated but were most likely taken between 1900 and 1910. The question is where they were taken — Granite … Continue reading

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