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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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Pigeon Cove and Tool Company from Pigeon Hill, c. 1912

This summer has brought the demolition of the iconic tool company smokestack in Pigeon Cove. In this view of Pigeon Cove taken from atop Pigeon Hill, the smokestack is clearly visible. Of course, the dozen or so cows you see … Continue reading

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Swedish Lutheran Church, Pigeon Hill St., Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1900

This is an old photograph from the collection of Merry Seppala of Pigeon Cove. It shows the Swedish Lutheran Church that once stood on Pigeon Hill Street, where Pigeon Hill Court begins. In 1949, the church was moved to Stockholm … Continue reading

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The Willow Walk, Rockport, Mass., circa 1910

This one has me stumped. The title is “The Willow Walk.” I know that Gloucester and Rockport had many fine willow groves, most notably the Annisquam Willows. But I can find no reference to anything in Rockport with the formal … Continue reading

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Pigeon Hill, Back When it was ‘Bald,’ circa 1915

Pigeon Hill is the highest point in Rockport. As I wrote here before, its summit once provided a panoramic view that a writer in 1873 said “is excelled nowhere on the New England coast.” Now, the hill is overgrown with … Continue reading

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The Old Lane Down Pigeon Hill, Pigeon Cove, c. 1925

What goes up must come down. Yesterday’s post featured the old lane up Pigeon Hill. Here is the same lane, looking down the hill. If you look carefully, you can see the ocean and, to the right, the Rockport coast. … Continue reading

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The Old Lane up Pigeon Hill, Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1915

An earlier post here featured the view from the top of Pigeon Hill. Once described as a view “excelled nowhere on the New England coast,” it can no longer be seen, now obstructed by trees. This postcard shows the road … Continue reading

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