1959 Directory….Coming soon

Newburyport & Amesbury 1959 Directory Remember your favorite places and business. 1959 was the year most of the businesses we all remembered from the 70’s began.  Ok, I have no idea, but it sounded good.  For educational purposes I will be uploading this directory for all to chime in on.

Amusement Parks

Adventureland Newburyport, Ma  <—————-<<<<  **NEW VIDEO** Adventureland – was located on Scotland Rd near the junction of Rt 95 Newbury, Ma., Scotland Road exit. Locate It It operated during the 1950’s – 60’s. I’m not sure if it survived into the 70″s as Salisbury Beach was an up and coming amusement center during that time. […]

The Newburyport Mayor’s Office

We are building a list of past Newburyport mayors. It is still a work in progress. If you know of any additional mayors that I have missed from 1950 to 2000 please let me know. To buy this photo From Bryan Eaton click link or photo!  http://portpics.smugmug.com/buy/10835670_79gFSW/759399923_Lh6vZ/ Bryan-Eaton-photo 2010 Newburyport: Under a portrait of Newburyport’s first […]

Notable Characters

Notable Characters of the 1970′ s – 90’s These were people who stuck out in there own special way and were known of by the general populous of Newburyport for a specific extraordinary reason. Duncan Chase – 19 Oct 1919 – Sep 1980. Town Drunk. In the 70’d this was a perfectly acceptable title. It […]

Movie Theaters

Movie Theaters Brandt Studio Theater- Located at the Port Plaza. Locate it The Port Theater – Located on the corner of Pleasant and Titcomb St next to Brown Square. I saw my first movie here Pippy Long Stocking… Locate it The Strand Theater- Located on Green St opposite the City Hall and Police Station.  Later […]

Barbers

Newburyport Barbers Currently the Razor’s Edge – Prior to that Russ Flynn and Harold Boothroyd owned the business together. Russ moved to Australia with his family around 1977. Harold continued the business as the Razor’s Edge. Located on the corner of Olive and Merrimac St. If you know the name prior to the Razor’s edge […]

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Sub / Sandwich Shops

Beef Corral – Located at the traffic circle. This establishment had the first arcade Asteroids game in town.  Now called something like Court House Beef, the name was probably changed to fancy it up a bit, since they dropped the new District Court House within 300 ft of the corral.  Whatever the name,  the same […]

Belleville Elementary School

What is for school lunch next week for the following week of May 14, 1983? Principal – Joseph Donnelly Teachers mid to late 1970’s Mr Raymond 4th grade – He was known for saying, “Are you asking me or telling me?” when a student answered a question, and he sensed hesitation in his answer. Mrs Stromquist (Helen?) […]

Your Neighborhood Frozen In Time

WALNUT ST Locate It Gearin at 5 Walnut St. To the left at 11 Walnut was the Ayres, Ralph and Edith. To the right was Dick Winn and wife Elaine. Directly across the street was Henry Rundlet and his wife Gracie. As a child of about 6 years of age, Gracie was the first person I […]

Rumors True or False?

Do you have any and can you confirm any below? That Billy Joel bought a brick home on High St between the Federal and Fruit St area. Locate It Elliot Easton of the cars was seen walking into and dining at Scandia. Jay Schadler, Reporter has a home in Newburyport, actually Plum Island. This was […]

Music Scene Artists & Bands

Please add your local band and musician info and links to the comments section.  I will then add a live link on this page to your site.  You can add (50’s 60’s70’s, 80’s) and current (NOW) band info here! Many local bands played at the Grog on Middle St and other charity events at the […]

Ice Cream

Mr K’s – Located at the 3 roads within a stone’s throw of Atkinson Common. Locate it Websters Ice Cream – Located next to Riverside Dairy on Merrimac St. Locate it Emerald Dairy – I believe this was located on Rt 1 near the traffic circle. Please correct me if I am wrong. Locate it […]

Slang of the Day

Newburyport Youngster Slang of the Day Bubbtown- the less desirable parts of Newburyport Bubba- One who lives in the less than desirable parts of town. Wiggy- A more precise term for a bubbtown resident. Ya’ Bubba- What you say to get the attention of a Bubba. Yeat – My interpretation is :a friendly go away […]

Makeshift Playground Death Traps

Makeshift Playground Death Traps Granite Block Pile  LOCATE IT – Located opposite California St off Merrimack, a small road led to a ship yard. This defunct shipyard contained the granite blocks up to around 1979. They were removed a short while after that. The large granite blocks must have been used once for ship building. There […]

Department Stores

Newburyport JJ Newbury’s – Located on Pleasant st. In Other Towns Salisbury, Ma, Cross Roads Plaza established 1952 as the 1st shopping center in Salisbury. Mammoth Mart, Kings Department Store, Mars Department Store, Stuarts Department Store. All below listed stores occupied the same building location at The Cross Roads Plaza Salisbury, Ma. Mammoth Mart – […]

Pizza Places

Pizza Places Nick’s Pizza, You could tell you were eating Nick’s pizza because the pizza itself was rectangle.  Located on Merrimac St opposite Olive st.

Patrol Boy

School Stuff Patrol Boy, at the Belleville Elementary School. Don’t walk on the grass or you’ll go to the office. That office was Joseph Donnelly’s office. You’re going to Donnelly’s! As a patrol boy you wore an yellow orange belt around your waist with an attached across the chest belt that went over your shoulder. […]

Fires Around Town

YMCA – Located on State St.  A fire destroyed the building in July of 1987. Lord Timothy Dexter House – Located on High St

Donuts and Coffee – Coffee and Donuts

Dandy Donut Shop- located on the traffic circle tel: 465-9066, now Dunkin Donuts. Owned by the Mudgett Family during the 70’s. The owner was also a pioneer league coach for Music Center, but correct me if I’m wrong. Locate It

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