Glimpse history through old images of Newburyport, Massachusetts, in the USA.
Old Photos of Newburyport MA
Old Picture of Newburyport House
The Newburyport Waterfront
This video looks at images of, or talks about :
Bell tower of the Putnam Free School, saint paul’s Episcopal Church, and the Old North Church
Patches Wharf and its possible association with fishing schooners owned by French and Horton
Brown’s Wharf; its construction by Moses Brown, and the process of repairing ships
Harris street presbyterian Church and the Unitarian Church on Pleasant street
Carter’s Wharf and Fowler’s Wharf, with the construction of the bark Lennox in the background
Middle street and Fair street churches
Eastern Railroad trestle and its connection to Hoyt’s Mast yard
James’s Textile mill and its later use as a shoe manufactory
City Wharf; formerly Greenleaf and then Courier’s Wharf, and the rigging of a small ship
Obadiah Horton’s shipyard; later Mackay’s shipyard, and Atkinson and Fillmore
Globe Mill, later called the Peabody Mill, and its location
Central Wharf and its use by Charles H Lunt for fish and importing business
Outfitting and barrel making activities
Prospect street congregational Church and its absence in the present
Ferry wharf and its operator, John March
History and transformation of the barn bridge into a railroad bridge
Warehouses on Davenports, later called Bailey’s Wharf
Williams Wharf and its use for storing and selling lumber
Old South Church and Universalist Church in the area
Warehouses on Coombs’s and Johnson’s wharves
The ship Ohio and its operations
Bartlett Mills, and their burning in 1881
Custom House and its Wharf
Brick buildings on Bartlett’s Wharf
Gunnison’s and Granger’s Wharf
Custom House Maritime Museum Presents: History of The Newburyport Waterfront. – Newburyport Custom House Maritime Museum on YouTube
The video was created by Newburyport’s Custom House Maritime Museum.
Custom House Maritime Museum
The Custom House Maritime Museum, located in Newburyport, Massachusetts, is housed within a former United States customhouse.
After the Great Fire of 1811, which destroyed Newburyport’s previous customhouse on State Street, this Greek Revival edifice was constructed in 1835.
The renowned architect Robert Mills, known for designing the US Treasury building and the Washington Monument, was the mastermind behind this elegant structure.
Constructed using granite sourced from Cape Ann, the customhouse materials were transported by barge to Newburyport. Local masons skillfully shaped the rock, meticulously following Mills’ architectural plans to create this magnificent building.
The museum was established by the Newburyport Maritime Society in the 1970s with a crucial mission: to preserve and interpret the maritime, local, and customhouse history associated with the area.
Its exhibits proudly showcase historical artifacts linked to the maritime industry, local heritage, and the customs operations that took place within its walls.
Furthermore, the museum boasts an extensive collection of primary source documents spanning from the seventeenth to the twentieth centuries, enriching the understanding of the region’s past.