Swampscott Club 362 Humphrey St, Swampscott, MA01907 The nonprofit Swampscott Club's brick, federal-style building is located across the street from Fisherman's Beach. Its…More proximity to the ocean has influenced club activities and programs over the years. Club members have sponsored an annual beach cleanup for third graders and offered free boating classes. Each year the club awards a scholarship to a college-bound Swampscott High School graduate. The club also has a history of success in dory racing. Trophies won in these competitions are on display inside the club, according to the club's website.
Aviv Centers for Living 330 Paradise Rd, Swampscott, MA01907 Founded in 1945, Aviv Centers for Living is a North Shore-based senior care service with locations in Peabody and in…More Swampscott on Paradise Road. The company's Swampscott facility offers long- and short-term care for the elderly and infirm, with Alzheimer's care, home care, rehabilitation, assisted living and adult daycare programs. Visit the Aviv Centers for Living website for a comprehensive overview of the company's history and services.
The Swampscott Historical Society's mission is to preserve the Sir John Humphreys House (built in 1637) and preserve…More the town's history. The society has 135 members. It hosts spring and fall lectures and displays historical artifacts inside the Humphreys House.
These artifacts include the wooden propeller from one of the first single-wing planes. It had been flown at Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott.
The society opens the Sir John Humphreys House to the public every July 4.
Swampscott Town Hall is the center of local government and rich in history. Residents come to the historic building…More to register to vote, pay water bills and check their home's assessed value, among other reasons. Selectmen and other town boards meet there.
Many who enter the elegant brick building pause to enjoy its hardwood floors and ornamental trim. Stately portraits painted in oil and historic photographs hang on the walls.
The building is a National Historic Landmark, formerly home to prolific inventor Elihu Thomson. Thomson was a pioneer in the development electronic devices and helped found General Electric.
The town's cemetery is located between Essex Street and Danvers Road and includes monuments and memorials and burial…More plots for soldiers killed in wars at least as far back as the American Revolution.
Buried in the cemetery are members of the crew from the shipwrecked bark Tedesco. The ship, hauling wine and salt from Spain, sank during a fierce storm in January 1857, striking Long Rock near Galloupe's Point. All 12 aboard the bark perished.
The cemetery was consecrated, Sept. 16, 1854, according to the History of Essex County.
The Swampscott Public Works Department maintains the cemetery, which includes well-established trees, and shrubs and flower gardens.
Lanes, avenues and paths wind and climb through the gated cemetery.