Rockport in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
This Park Was Made Possible
Generosity and Public Spirit
George W. Harvey
Her Native Son
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Arts, Letters, Music. A significant historical year for this entry is 1924.
Location. 42° 39.461′ N, 70° 36.966′ W. Marker is in Rockport, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is at the intersection of Mt. Pleasant Street (Route 127A) and Broadway, on the left when traveling north on Mt. Pleasant Street. Located in a small green known as Harvey Park, across Mt. Pleasant Street from the harbor area. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Rockport MA 01966, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Rockport World War I & II Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Bear Skin Neck (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town Wharves (about 600 feet away); Cannon from the U.S.S. Constitution (about 600 feet away); The First Settlers of Sandy Bay (about 800 feet away); First Congregational Church of Rockport Steeple RehabilitationOld Stone Fort (approx. ¼ mile away); Straitsmouth Island (approx. ¼ mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Rockport.
Regarding Harvey Park. George W. Harvey (1885-1920) was an artist born in East Gloucester, Massachusetts. Largely self-taught, he studied in Philadelphia and Holland and thus was influenced by the Hague School of painters. He is known for his landscapes of Cape Ann, Massachusetts.
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 29, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 1,223 times since then and 11 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on September 29, 2010, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.