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Manchester-by-the-Sea /Stephen Roberts Holt.

Collection Type
Books
Originator
Holt, Stephen Roberts.
Publication
Charleston, S.C. : Arcadia Pub.
Publisher Series
Images of America
Contents
Acknowledgments -- Introduction -- Settlement of Cape Ann -- Jeffrey's Creek becomes Manchester -- Manchester in the 1700s -- Manchester builds -- The summer colony -- The village -- The end of an era -- Renewal.
Date
c2009.
Description
127 p. : chiefly ill., maps ; 24 cm.
Manchester-by-the-Sea is known today for its historic summer colony, made famous by the rich and illustrious seeking relief from the sweltering city. Its sandy beaches, rocky irregular coastline, and cool breezes provided the perfect habitat for massive summer cottages. Presidents, ambassadors, Brahmans, and robber barons escaped, with a full staff of servants, to an exclusive enclave where they romanticized an idealized past. Prominent artists captured the idyllic environment on canvas, the most famous being Winslow Homer's painting of Singing Beach. Originally farmers, the first colonists learned to build boats, fish, and trade along the coastal waters, becoming clipper ship captains in the late 18th century. Located on Boston's famous North Shore, Manchester-by-the-Sea remains a quiet, isolated place enjoyed by residents and tourists alike. --publisher.
Notes
Gift of Robert Severy, December 10, 2009.
ISBN
0738562823 (pbk.)
9780738562827 (pbk.)
GUSN
241438
Call Number
Stacks F74.M26 H65 2009
Descriptive terms
History
Social life and customs
Material Type
Pictorial works.
Places
Manchester (Mass.)

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