1735-1738Cornhill Street [present day Middle Street] was laid out.Economy and Industry, Infrastructure

Middle Street was a hub of commercial, social, political, and religious activity in Gloucester throughout its history. It was considered one of the two principal thoroughfares in Gloucester and was the primary street of residences in Gloucester at this time.

Pringle, James R. History of the Town and City of Gloucester, Cape Ann, Massachusetts. Published by the City of Gloucester Archives Committee and the Ten Pound Island Book Co., 1997.
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