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Residence of C.W. Seamans, Pigeon Cove, Mass., c. 1912

When C.W. Seamans died in his Pigeon Cove summer home on May 30, 1915, his obituary in the Boston Daily Globe described him as “one of the men chiefly responsible for the universal use of the typewriter.” Seamans started his … Continue reading

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The House of the Whispering Pines, Phillips Ave., c. 1912

During the summer of 1912, the Boston School Committee was hoping to convince Franklin B. Dyer to become the city’s new superintendent of schools. Dyer, then superintendent of schools in Cincinnati, was not eager to come to Boston. But by … Continue reading

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The New Oakdene, Pigeon Cove, Mass., 1905

The New Oakdene was a hotel on Phillips Avenue in Pigeon Cove operated by Mrs. J.J. Dean. An advertisement in a 1903 magazine described the New Oakdene as “built and furnished new 1900; all modern improvements.” It also said the … Continue reading

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Phillips Ave., Pigeon Cove, Mass., 1905

The past meets the future in this 1905 view of Phillips Avenue, as a horseless carriage approaches a horse-drawn one. By 1905, Phillips Avenue had been home to a schoolhouse, two hotels and a number of summer cottages. But just … Continue reading

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