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Old Posted Sep 18, 2020, 2:18 AM
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Newburyport, Massachusetts (My hometown!)

I noticed nobody has done a thread on Portsmouth NH's fraternal twin, so I decided to do one.

Newburyport, my hometown, is a small historic port city (pop. around 17,000) located in northeast Massachusetts at the mouth of the Merrimack river, near the New Hampshire border. Newburyport, as (historically) a seaport, significantly predates most of the other Merrimack Valley cities (eg Lawrence, Lowell, Manchester etc) and thus has a very different built environment, being much more similar to Portsmouth, NH instead.

I know Newburyport isn't a "skyscraper" city (I believe our tallest building is a 7-story Section 8 apartment building) but it's definitely urban in its own right. I hope it's still okay to post here. I think it is, because I've seen plenty of people post cities of similar size or smaller, such as Rumford, Maine.

The majority of these photos were taken today, during a walk, but there are some older photos thrown in, including some that I took when I was in high school.

Let's start with downtown Newburyport. This is State Street, Newburyport's main downtown street.

The corner of State and Pleasant Streets, including the Richdale convenience store, a local staple.

Newburyport Public Library. The portion of the building on the right is a late 18th century federalist mansion, while the central and lefthand portions of the building are more recent additions.

an older photo of State Street that I took a few years ago (feat. cheesy instagram filter)

Inn Street, a downtown pedestrian mall

The rest of these are in a bit of a random order.

Mural by local artist Alan Bull


An old church converted into a house. Used to be known as the "Church of Christ, Scientist." So, Christian Science i guess.

Newburyport High School

Part of the Clipper City Rail Trail

Industrial buildings by the waterfront

tacky sculpture

These next few are black and white film photos I took during high school.

And here are a few I took with a homemade pinhole camera when i was in high school

And that concludes our photo tour of Newburyport. I will probably be posting more eventually. I want to cover downtown more extensively.
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2020, 4:26 AM
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Thanks for sharing these!

Newburyport is probably the nicest of the Merrimack River cities, even if it's the smallest. As you mentioned, for historical reasons it's a lot more similar in built form and feel to Portsmouth (and Salem, IMO) than the bigger mill cities up the river.

(I have an aunt and uncle in Byfield - lots of Plum Island summers in my childhood)
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2020, 6:15 AM
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Looks like a nice little city! I always enjoy seeing the many great communities throughout New England.
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2020, 1:25 PM
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New England is so beautiful.
"Men will still say, 'This was their finest hour.'"
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Old Posted Sep 18, 2020, 11:57 PM
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these are just great pics thanks!

yep small town urban and new englandy as it gets.
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Old Posted Sep 19, 2020, 3:57 PM
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I love Massachusetts and New England in General. Small unique historic towns, walk-able, 4 seasons, and I can go to dispensaries to boot. Wish my hick state would catch up.
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Old Posted Sep 19, 2020, 11:14 PM
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Nice pictures. That first picture really does look like Portsmouth! I can see similarities throughout. And yes, Newburyport is plenty large enough to show on here.
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My Mom used to rent a place on the Beach in Plum Island. I rode my bike there from Somerville. Once.
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Old Posted Nov 20, 2020, 8:08 PM
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The category of these threads is "My City Photos'. Hey, if it's a city, it counts! No need for every thread to have a Burj Khalifa!

Thank you for sharing all these scenes.
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Nice little city! Thanks for showing it!!
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