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By Roger Chartier

 

1973 Centre Street

New Bedford, Ma.

Centre Street, in New Bedford from the earliest days, was a busy part of the commercial district.

Older pictures of Centre street show that it never was a delightful place but one of hard scrabble business and lacked any kind of beauty that the residential areas of the city had.

After the decline in whaling and the shift in that area to other businesses, Centre street's business and appearance declined until the great renovation on the downtown area took place.

Now it is nicer by far.

The famed Arthur Moniz Gallery was located there, and the buildings are all beautifully renovated, in keeping with the best of the historical past of the area. There is a Festival in New Bedford held once a year that includes the area encompassing Centre Street.
Click on the Picture to enlarge it. Top photo submitted by Michael Eadie

1973 Centre Street New BEdford - www.WhalingCity.net

Below is an earlier picture of 23 Centre Street - more about this picture

23 Centre Street new Bedford, Ma. - www.WhalingCity.net

 
 
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