Monthly Archives: November 2013

The Orchard Restaurant and Tea Room, Rockport, Mass., c. 1934

The Orchard Restaurant and Tea Room stood at 48 Beach St., across from Back Beach, in a building that is now a private residence. The sign above the entrance says, “The Orchard, Lobster & Chicken Dinners, Luncheons.” Below that hangs … Continue reading

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Rockport Then and Now — Motif No. 1

Here is another “then and now” image created by my son, Ben Ambrogi, by fusing a scene from an old postcard with the same scene as it looks today. For another “then and now” image, see Rockport Then and Now … Continue reading

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Rockport from the North, circa 1909

Here you see a view of Rockport from above Beach Street looking south. In the foreground is Back Beach. Towards the middle of the image is Front Beach. Farther on is the town of Rockport, where you can see the … 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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Main Street, Rockport, Mass., Looking West, c. 1912

Horse-drawn wagons and carriages mix with motorized automobiles in this old view of Main Street in Rockport. The photographer, Charles Cleaves, would have been standing at the corner of School and Main streets. Behind him would have been the post … Continue reading

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