5 Shell Street 1939


This  history photo comes from a collection of a local bank appraiser's files taken over many years while evaluating property values on Higgins Beach.    As you will see from the additional papers shown below, the property was originally on two 50'x100' lots going East to West, but in later years the lots were split and then orientated so that both lots would have frontage on Shell Street.

The following two photos show the front and back side of the 1939 tax card for this property.

Although not dated and somewhat difficult to read, the following letter from a local insurance agent pegs the land value of a 50' x 100' lot as $400-$500.  Things have certainly changed!!


Picture taken 7/7/15

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