Embroidered Newburyport "Pleasant St to the Tall Ships, 1860" Unisex Twill Hat
The Unisex 6-panel Twill Cap is one of our most popular options—it’s perfect for the great outdoors, sporting events, and everyday use. This solid design is 100% cotton twill and will become your go-to hat for years to come. Buckram lining not only makes for easy embroidery but also ensures a classic shape that lasts. Artwork by Richard Burke Jones
Description - View of Newburyport starting at Pleasant Street and looking over the Unitarian Church, Inn Street, Unicorn Street, Market Square and beyond to the Clipper Ships in the harbor in the 1860's.
In the center of the painting is the Unitarian Church which is an outstanding example of the Federal Style of American architecture. It was built in 1801 with the massive structural work being done with the help of local shipwrights and it supports one of the most beautiful wooden spires in New England.
To the right of the church is the Bartlett Mills located at the corner of Pleasant and Inn Streets. It was built in 1837 for the purpose of manufacturing cotton cloth however it was demolished in a spectacular blast in 1881. Further to the right is a view of what Inn Street use to look like - small shops of store fronts, carpenters, and tradesmen. Beyond Inn Street in the center of the painting is Market Square and the surrounding buildings. Many of these buildings still survive today.
To the left of the church is a fire house with a team pulling the fire wagon out of the house on a call. Beyond this house is a view of Green Street and beyond to the original railroad bridge across the Merrimack River Going further toward the horizon line are the wharves and clipper ships docked for “fitting out”. Many of these ships would have been built up river in the various shipyards and floated down to the Market Square area to be finished with rigging and sails.