1873Hotels, summer cottages, and a café opened in Magnolia.Economy and Industry, Location and Setting, Local Businesses, Tourism

Billings House in Magnolia with summer guests gathered on the front porch, c. 1880s. J. S. Lefavour, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 13111.
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This was a turning point for tourism in the Magnolia region of Gloucester.

Sharf, Frederic Alan. William Morris Hunt and the Summer Art Colony at Magnolia, Massachusetts, 1876-1879. Essex Institute, 1981.
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