The station was built by the Eastern Railroad in the 1870's at
Rocky Hill Road in Salisbury, Massachusetts. It measures a mere
11 feet wide by 20 feet long but don't let these measurements fool
you! A busy place it was, receiving all the mail and newspapers
bound for Salisbury Point from Boston on a daily basis.
Other activities involved the
shipping and receiving of commodities
from local businesses such as the Lowell Boat Shop where many
dories were built and shipped from the same Railroad station that
received a large majority of their "raw" stock.
Dec. 2, 1884
The Eastern Railroad is taken over by the Boston & Maine R. R.
July 1, 1886
The boundary lines between the towns of Amesbury and Salisbury
are changed. The Salisbury Point Station keeps its original name
but is now listed as being in the town of Amesbury.
March 3, 1936
The Boston & Maine Railroad discontinues passenger service on
the Amesbury branch.
The Salisbury Point Station is sold to Frederick H. Sargent who
will use the structure as a garage on Prospect St. in Amesbury.
After several owners, the Salisbury Point Station is sold by Ronald
Greenwood to Richard Nichols for the consideration of One Dollar.
The Bartlett Museum allows the restoration of the Salisbury Point
Station to take place in their back yard.
June 25, 1983
The restoration of the Salisbury Point Station is completed under
the management of the Bartlett Museum.
The Bartlett Museum Railroad Association becomes known as the
Salisbury Point Railroad Historical Society.
Vandals cause $4100
worth of damage to the Salisbury Point
Station. It is completely repaired once again.
The Salisbury Point Station is open to the Public from Memorial Day through Labor Day from I to 4 P.M., Saturday and Sunday.
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