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Sandy Bay Club House, Rockport, Mass., circa 1913

What you see in the picture is the building that currently houses the Rockport Art Association at 12 Main St. Built in 1787 and known as the Old Tavern, the building was originally a sea captain’s house. Over the years, … Continue reading

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Main Street, East from Post Office, Rockport, Mass., c. 1915

Compare this view of Main Street — which I estimate to be 1915 — with this one from 1911 and this one from 1920, all from more or less the same angle. Also compare it with this one from 1906 … Continue reading

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Main Street, Rockport, Mass., circa 1906

The quality of this picture is poor but the view of Main Street around 1906 is interesting. It’s too dark to be positive but I am pretty sure there is a trolley on the track, in the center of the … Continue reading

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Livery, Boarding & Sale Stable, Rockport, Mass., circa 1885

Before they became popular as souvenirs, postcards were used for advertising. This beautifully illustrated card advertises John L. Dickinson’s stable at 40 Main Street, Rockport. The address is right across from where Main St. and Beach St. intersect. A house … Continue reading

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Memorial Hall, Rockport, Mass., 1911

I have seen this building referred to as the Grand Army of the Republic Memorial Hall and then later as Veterans Memorial Hall. From what I can gather, it was in active use as a veterans’ hall from at least … Continue reading

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Main St. Looking East, Rockport, Mass., 1911

Postmarked in 1911, surely no one could have imagined then that, 100 years later, the building at the center would become the site for the Shalin Liu Performance Center. Note the horses and buggies, the trolley tracks, and the women’s … Continue reading

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Main Street, Post Office, Rockport, Mass., circa 1920

The postcard is undated. Judging from the cars, it appears to be around 1920. Poole’s Pharmacy is to the left and the Post Office to the right. Trolley tracks run down the right side of the street.

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