, Salem, MA


November 23, 2012

Letter: Examining Salem's Franklin Street


Today, the industries that once lined Franklin Street are gone. Without a doubt, the most interesting feature of the street today is Furlong Park, created in 1926 by the city as Franklin Street Playground, and later renamed in honor of William P. Furlong, a member of the Salem Fire Department and friend to the children of Salem.

It fronts the rehabilitated North River with a picturesque view of the condos (site of the former Parker Brothers) on the opposite shore.

Signs posted in the park outline the area’s history, industries and the parkland’s former use as a river dump site. Old bottles and leather trimmings can still be found there along the beach.

Jeanne Stella


Text Only | Photo Reprints

AP Video
Kerry: Humanitarian Cease-fire Efforts Continue Raw: Corruption Trial Begins for Former Va Gov. The Carbon Trap: US Exports Global Warming UN Security Council Calls for Gaza Cease-fire Traditional African Dishes Teach Healthy Eating 13 Struck by Lightning on Calif. Beach Baseball Hall of Famers Inducted Israel, Hamas Trade Fire Despite Truce in Gaza Italy's Nibali Set to Win First Tour De France Raw: Shipwrecked Concordia Completes Last Voyage Raw: Sea Turtle Hatchlings Emerge From Nest Raw: Massive Dust Storm Covers Phoenix 12-hour Cease-fire in Gaza Fighting Begins Raw: Bolivian Dancers Attempt to Break Record Raw: Israel, Palestine Supporters Rally in US Raw: Air Algerie Flight 5017 Wreckage Virginia Governor Tours Tornado Aftermath Judge Faces Heat Over Offer to Help Migrant Kids Kangaroo Goes Missing in Oklahoma More M17 Bodies Return, Sanctions on Russia Grow
Comments Tracker
Roll Call
Helium debate