The Phillips Library holds a photo album created by William Abbott, a local contractor, which includes images that recorded the reconstruction of the city after the fire. This image depicts the installation of new poles to hold electric and telephone wires in The Point district of Salem. St. Joseph's Church is in the middle of the image.
Abbott, William F., 1892-1980; Electrical lines - Repair; The Point (Salem, Mass.); St. Joseph's Church (Salem, Mass.); Redevelopment, Urban; Telephone lines - Repair
The Phillips Library at the Peabody Essex Museum, Salem, Massachusetts
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