Here are three views of Eden Road and Loblolly Cove. The three came to me as a set. No publisher or date is identified, but the markings on the front and rear, not to mention the views, make clear that they all came from the same publisher. Unfortunately, the printing quality was poor to begin with and the pictures have faded over time.
The top one is interesting for its view of Eden Road. There is a man in the foreground, who appears to be working at something. To his left you can make out the twin cottages that still stand there. (See image right.) The first house on the right and the house barely visible just past it also still stand. The first house is 50 Eden Road (see image below) and the next one, at 48 Eden Road, is now the Eden Pines Inn. According to Zillow, the house at 50 Eden Road was built in 1906.
Two of the three postcards describe their locale as “near Reynold’s Rocks” and the Turks Head Inn. I have never heard the name Reynold’s Rocks and have been able to find no reference to the name in any other source or on any map. If any reader can provide more information about Reynold’s Rocks, please post a comment below or send me an email.
The second card looks towards Eden Road from across Loblolly Cove. Here you can see those same twin cottages on the left side of the picture and the 50 Eden Road house at the extreme right.
The final picture looks towards Eden Road from Loblolly Point. Now, the two houses at 48 and 50 Eden Road are just to the left of center and just one of the twin cottages is visible along the left edge of the image.
You questioned Reynold’s rocks in the Eden Road area of Rockport. Reynolds was the developer of that area at the turn of the last century when the shingle cottages were built. The houses built on Athena Way up above Eden Road, that section of the development was called Paradise Cliff, it can still be found on maps.
Where Reynolds own house was built on what is now Flat Point. It was torn down and a very cool mid century home was built that blended well into the rocks. It has been “rehabbed” for better or worse where a second story was added
Thank you so much for providing this information. Very helpful.
Hello Roberto! what a joy to see my home (50Eden Rd). We thought from something my parents found in their few additions to the internal structure that the date was 1908, but to know that it was 1906 and to see Eden Road without trees or bushes shows how landscapes change with time. I have a rather nice print or lithograph looking from somewhere near my home looking SE across Loblolly Cove to Emerson Point. The structures on Thatchers Island have changed, mostly removed or stormed down, and there are a few hunting shacks on Milk lsland. Give me a call if you would like to see the print. Thanks for such a moving set of images. Laurie Hawkins
PS The Harveys owned this home from 1906 on, and my folks bought it in 1958, so only two owners in 106 years. Not bad in this time of perpetual and rapid change.
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Reynold’s Rocks are the rocks adjacent to the site of Reynold’s old home site. The rocks are now owned by the town and are known as Flat Point.
What wonderful and rare shots of old Rockport.
Thank you so much for your research and deep dig into our collective storied past.