1916Summer residents made up a large portion of the city’s population.Economy and Industry, Government and Public Service, Economy, City Government

According to Tibbets, “in 1916 the non-resident real estate was assessed at very nearly $7,000,000, while there are at least 900 distinctly summer homes, great summer hotels, and numerous boarding houses cater to at least 5000 summer boarders.” (Tibbets, 29)

Tibbets, Frederick Washington. The Story of Gloucester, Massachusetts, Permanently Settled 1623; an Address. [Gloucester, Clark the printer, 1917, http://archive.org/details/storyofglouceste01tibb.
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