Dick Hanscom of Alaska Rare Coins visited his hometown of Newburyport, MA last week and forwarded a set of pictures from his visit to the newly restored Jacob Perkins building. See our Flickr archive for a complete slide show. Thanks!
Pictured in front of the building is Jay Williamson, the Historical Society of Old Newbury curator.
The first floor historical marker was from the Massachusetts Bay tercentenary. These things were all over the state. Williamson told me this one was found, but I don't remember where.
The displays were sparse. I think they put them in just to have something other than bare walls for the grand opening (it is not open yet on a daily basis). The grand opening was only for the restoration portion of the project.
To view the slide show, see:
Jacob Perkins Newburyport Building
To read the earlier E-Sylum article, see:
JACOBS PERKINS PRINTING AND ENGRAVING BUILDING OPENED
When he returned from his trip, I mentioned to Dick this blog, which covered the restoration of the building:
I did not know of this until Jay Williamson mentioned it. He gave me a tour on Tuesday and I snapped some photos. The photos on the blog are better than any I took.
Wayne Homren, Editor
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