Newburyport News: An oil painting of Newburyport’s waterfront in the early 1800s is playing a central role in what could be the first building project to take place on the downtown waterfront since 1968.

Painted by an unknown artist, the painting is a spectacular rendering of a day in the life of Newburyport citizens as seen from the eye of the artist, who appears to have set about his work in the vicinity of what’s now the intersection of Green and Pleasant streets, next to the site that decades later would become City Hall.

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