1777A “Pest House” was built.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Infrastructure, Health

Minutes of Town Meeting, March 20, 1777. Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800, 1800, p. 193.
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Minutes of Town Meeting, March 20, 1777. Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800, 1800, p. 193.

In response to an outbreak of smallpox, a “pest house” was built on Old Salem Road, later named Pest House Road, near the premises of Richard Varrell near Bond’s Hill.

Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800, 1800. http://archive.org/details/townrecords17531800
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