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Kids Playing in Snow on Granite Street, c. 1928

This is a real-photo postcard, most likely taken by Charles Cleaves. It is another of several images proved to me from the collection of Pigeon Cove resident Merry Seppala. The location is Granite Street in Pigeon Cove and the date … Continue reading

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Update on Oak Knoll: Location Found on Phillips Ave.

Yet again, a sharp-eyed reader has helped me identify the present-day location of a scene shown in a vintage postcard. I recently posted a circa 1918 postcard showing the Oak Knoll, a summer boarding house in Pigeon Cove. In that … Continue reading

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Winter Scene on Granite St., Pigeon Cove, circa 1905

This is a real-photo postcard showing Granite Street in Pigeon Cove. At the center of the photograph are the two granite pillars that mark the beginning of Pasture Road. The two pillars, which remain there today, are each inscribed with … Continue reading

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Oak Knoll, Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1918

[Update 1/2/13: Thanks to a comment below, I’ve identified the present-day location of the former Oak Knoll. See my updated post with photos of the home as it appears today.] Oak Knoll was a boarding house for summer guests in … Continue reading

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Two Views of The Glen Acre, Pigeon Cove, c. 1915 and 1925

Once a popular Pigeon Cove hotel, The Glen Acre is now a private residence located at 231 Granite Street. It was operated by Mr. and Mrs. John F. Swett and later by Mrs. Swett alone. A 1906 newspaper article describes … Continue reading

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Granite St. in Winter: Real Photo Card Signed by Cleaves, 1926

[Editor’s update: Note the comment below that corrects me on the identity of the Emma Cleaves to whom this card was addressed. It was Charles Cleaves’ mother Emma, not his sister Emma.] In this real-photo postcard (printed directly from a … Continue reading

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Real Photo Postcard of Sleigh on Granite Street, circa 1920

This image is another of the old photographs and postcards provided to me by Merry Seppala of Pigeon Cove. As you can see, it shows a horse-drawn sleigh, the driver, and five children, on a snow-covered street. The picture was … Continue reading

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Ye Pine Grove Cottage, Pigeon Cove, Mass., circa 1910

The cottage shown in this real-photo postcard was located on Point de Chene Avenue in Pigeon Cove. I do not know its full history but I do know that for several years, including 1915, it was the summer home of … Continue reading

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Update on The Hamlin House in Pigeon Cove

Last February, I posted a real-photo postcard of a house at 163 Granite Street in Pigeon Cove identified as The Hamlin House. Recently, the owner of what are now two condominiums in the house sent me more historical details. Her … Continue reading

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The Original Pigeon Cove House, Before it Became the Emerson, 1911

This real-photo postcard is remarkable for a couple reasons. For one, it shows a rare view of a historic Pigeon Cove building. For another, it appears to be signed on the reverse by Charles H. Cleaves, the Rockport lawyer and … Continue reading

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