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The Witch House, Pigeon Cove, Mass., c. 1915

This is a real-photo postcard of the house that still stands at 188 Granite Street in Pigeon Cove. The house — which is listed on The National Register of Historic Places — is often called the Witch House thanks to … Continue reading

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Two Views of 11 Long Branch Ave., 1909 and 1913

Here are two real-photo postcards, both showing the cottage that still stands at 11 Long Branch Avenue in Pigeon Cove. The second card identifies the cottage by the name Sans Souci. According to an online realty site, the house was originally … Continue reading

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Clifford House, Pigeon Cove, Mass., c. 1912

The longer I write this blog, the more I learn that seemingly every house in Rockport has a story to tell. The Clifford House — which still stands at 182 Granite St. in Pigeon Cove — is no exception. What … Continue reading

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Memorial Day Parade, Pigeon Cove, circa 1912

I meant to post this on Memorial Day, but better late than never. This is a postcard from the Rockport Photo Bureau showing the Memorial Day parade through the center of Pigeon Cove. Children are running ahead of uniformed men … Continue reading

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Wharf of Pigeon Hill Granite Co. in Winter, c. 1905

This winter view of the Pigeon Hill Granite Company’s wharf in Pigeon Cove was probably photographed by Charles Cleaves from his home at the top of Pasture Road. This is a real-photo postcard from the collection of Pigeon Cove resident … Continue reading

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Winter View from Pigeon Cove over Sandy Bay, c. 1925

This is another real-photo postcard provided to me by Pigeon Cove resident Merry Seppala. The photograph is believed to be from Charles Cleaves. It looks out over Sandy Bay from the top of Pasture Road, where Cleaves lived. There is … Continue reading

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Kids Playing in Snow on Granite Street, c. 1928

This is a real-photo postcard, most likely taken by Charles Cleaves. It is another of several images proved to me from the collection of Pigeon Cove resident Merry Seppala. The location is Granite Street in Pigeon Cove and the date … Continue reading

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Update on Oak Knoll: Location Found on Phillips Ave.

Yet again, a sharp-eyed reader has helped me identify the present-day location of a scene shown in a vintage postcard. I recently posted a circa 1918 postcard showing the Oak Knoll, a summer boarding house in Pigeon Cove. In that … Continue reading

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Winter Scene on Granite St., Pigeon Cove, circa 1905

This is a real-photo postcard showing Granite Street in Pigeon Cove. At the center of the photograph are the two granite pillars that mark the beginning of Pasture Road. The two pillars, which remain there today, are each inscribed with … Continue reading

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Oak Knoll, Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1918

[Update 1/2/13: Thanks to a comment below, I've identified the present-day location of the former Oak Knoll. See my updated post with photos of the home as it appears today.] Oak Knoll was a boarding house for summer guests in … Continue reading

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