Northshore Magazine

March 2016

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34 | MARCH 2016 prints. The library displays them a few at a time, and is in the process of restoring them. "They're life-sized images of every species of bird in America that he iden- tified," Holden says. "It's very rare." Other pieces of art and histori- cal artifacts also pepper the library, but it boasts modern treasures, too, including the Creative Lab, which is a "fully functioning makerspace," says Holden, complete with 3D printers, a milling machine, and other creative tools, plus a host of educational programs such as woodworking classes, sewing and knitting classes, and 3D printing classes, among many others. A pop-up parklet—an enclosed outdoor mini park—will also return this year after the success of pop-ups like a café in September and Sam Adams–sponsored pub in October. "We're right now talking about ways to utilize that parklet in a more strategic way," says Healey, in- cluding outdoor dining on evenings and weekends. She says that some of the businesses downtown stayed open later and also saw increased business because of the parklet. It all adds up to a city that con- tinues to feel excitement about its past and future. "I love this city," says Morrissey. "It's just a great range of people, and there are a lot of people who want to support this community." photographs by Robert Boyd Brown Elementary, Burke Elementary, Carroll Elementary, Center Elementary, McCarthy Elemen- tary, South Elemen- tary, Welch Elemen- tary, West Elementary, Higgins Middle School, Veterans Memorial High School PUBLIC SCHOOLS Business executive Jack Welch; MLB player Jeff Allison; Olympic swimmer Samantha Arsenault; early American astronomer, mathematician, and navigator Nathaniel Bowditch; Salem witch hysteria victims Giles Corey, Martha Corey, and John Proctor; Peabody's name- sake, businessman and philanthropist George Peabody NOTABLE RESIDENTS Top to bottom, Peabody Institute Library, Northshore Mall, and the Nathaniel Felton Sr. House "I LOVE THIS CITY. IT'S JUST A GREAT RANGE OF PEOPLE, AND THERE ARE A LOT OF PEOPLE WHO WANT TO SUPPORT THIS COMMUNITY." —JOAN MORRISSEY, THE PEABODY DOWNTOWN ASSOCIATION

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