Monthly Archives: June 2013

Episcopal Church, Rockport, Mass., circa 1915

Although it looks nothing like the present-day St. Mary’s Episcopal Church on Broadway in Rockport, I believe this is the original structure, before the church was expanded out and up. In addition to the fact that the postcard identifies it … Continue reading

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The Stone Fireplace, Straitsmouth Inn, circa 1925

The Straitsmouth Inn stood on the tip of Gap Head, also known as Straitsmouth Point, from 1906 to 1958, when it burned to the ground on New Year’s Eve. I’ve posted other views of the exterior of the inn, but … Continue reading

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High-Res View of Rockport Granite Fountains in D.C., 1917

Coincidentally, just a week after I posted an image of one of the two Rockport Granite fountains at Union Station in Washington, D.C., the blog Shorpy posted an amazingly detailed, high-resolution image showing both fountains and their placement in front … Continue reading

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Rockport Granite Fountain at Union Station, Washington, D.C., circa 1911

For the Rockport Granite Company, perhaps its proudest achievement was the installation of two massive granite fountains in the plaza at Union Station in Washington, D.C., where they can still be seen today. As you can see from the real-photo … 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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