You want to get P. Preservationist turned into Peeved Preservationist? I see all these people blathering on about how ‘pretty’ Newburyport is but no one understands how it became so pretty. What incenses me is nobody asks the What or the Why! I don’t care if you’re a billionaire or a pauper, I am amazed that no one has bothered to analyze these two fundamental questions.
People, this City didn’t just erupt from the ground. There are reasons for every brick, stone and wood that you see around Newburyport. Even the trees and the bricks exist for a specific reason. Sure, we have colonial streetlamps – and so do a hundred other communities. Sure, there is that quaint antiquated feel but there is so much more.
In fact, where else can nature still not be fully awakened yet, but the City takes the breath away in shear grandness? Where else does human creativity outshine nature?
THIS IS THE TIME TO TAKE YOUR CAR UP AND DOWN OUR STREETS. THIS IS THE TIME TO WALK UP THROUGH OUR HISTORIC NEIGHBORHOODS BEFORE THE TREES OBSCURE THE VIEWS.
All this is due to our architecture. And each of these styles has a human face behind it.
The only way to truly know how we became so pretty is to explore each architect who contributed to Newburyport and what they brought out in styles.
In another series, I will be bringing out these prominent architects and how each of them has contributed to the distinctive and unique character of Newburyport.