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Abbot Hall: 1906

Abbot Hall: 1906

        2:08 p.m. on a washday in Marblehead, Mass., 110 years ago.

1906. "Abbot Hall, Marblehead, Massachusetts." The town's Romanesque city hall and clock tower, completed in 1876, and surrounding residences. 8x10 inch dry plate glass negative, Detroit Publishing Company. View full size.


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Buildings are Still There on Washington Street

The building with the round cupola on the roof is still there at 183 Washington Street; the buildings to the right of it are also still there at 185-187 and 191 Washington Street, Marblehead, MA.

My home town

This is my home town. Abbott Hall houses original "Spirit of '76" painting. John Glover, founder of the American Navy, and commander of the foul-mouthed sailors and fishermen who saved the ragged Continental Army's ass not once but twice, lived just over the hill. Proud to be from there--as it was.

Dark interior?

The building - far right - has two floors of opaque shutters. it's about the size of a two or three car modern garage with an upstairs level. Might this have been a carriage house with apartment for the help upstairs - possibly having large windows on upper floor out front - - -

They are still there.

It appears every building in this photo is still there.

Still Standing...

....and here's a colour postcard of a similar view from the 1920s.

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