1846The Procter Brothers were established.People and Communities, Economy and Industry, Local Businesses, Notable People

“From left to right: Wm. C. Rogers, Chas. P. Barrett, John S. Barrett, Morris H. Nolan, Eli A. Cunningham, John W. Bray, George Henry Procter, Isaac N. Story, Francis Procter, Charles Knight, Edward Storer Jones, Benjamin H. Corliss,” 1862. W. A. Elwell, Cape Ann Museum Library & Archives, Photo 14584
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Francis and George H. Procter started the Old Corner Bookstore. At an early age, they embarked in the newspaper and periodical business, first with “Procter’s Able Sheet” in 1853, changing the name to the Gloucester Advertiser in 1856, afterward to the Cape Ann Advertiser. In 1888, they established the Gloucester Daily Times. They were also involved with real estate development, including the areas known as Bellevue Heights and Willoughby Park.

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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