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Formerly the smallest city in Massachusetts,Newburyport is considered to be one of the architectural gems of New England. Its history, bothpublic and private, is intertwined with and expressed by its structures. Newburyport was incorporated in 1764 when it broke away from the early settlement of Newbury, which was founded in 1635 by English livestock investors. The port supplied England with large timbers for shipbuilding in the 1700s. As international trade grew, many merchants acquired great wealth, which in turn helped build the city. The devastating fire of 1811prompted building ordinances requiring non-woodenmaterial, and the beautiful, Federal-period brickstructures in the downtown area are the result. Today Newburyport is an historical destination, the consummation of years of work in architectural preservation, enriched by Yankee, European, andFrench-Canadian cultures.
ISBN: 9780738563336
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
State: Massachusetts
Series: Images of America
Images: 200
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
John Hardy Wright is the author of several Arcadia titles, including two-volume sets on Marblehead and Provincetown. Here he brings together many never-before-seen photographs from individuals and institutions to bring you the real history of Newburyport. This book is sure to delight residents and visitors of all ages.
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