Market Square

The heart of Newburyport.  However, I did not know many locals who actually hung out at Market Square.  It seemed more for tourists as they sat down and enjoyed ice cream from Bergson’s.   That is Bergson Ice Cream.  Not to worry the Thirsty Whale was just across the street from Bergson’s.

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Jake’s Cafe – Located on Merrimack St next to the former DPW site. I’m not sure why is was called a cafe, but I’m sure someone out there would know. As far as I remember it may have been owned by a gentleman with the last name of Sargeant. As Newburyport developed from a bombed […]

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“By 1970, economic decline left much of the downtown slated for demolition. Ann Ormond, president of the Greater Newburyport Chamber of Commerce, noted it took many dedicated people, including the then-mayor Byron Matthews, to stop the wrecking balls...”
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