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The Massachusetts state capital is Boston.
The population of Gloucester is approximately 28,716 (1990), 28789 (2010).
The approximate number of families is 13,125 (1990), 12486 (2010).
The amount of land area in Gloucester is 67.257 sq. kilometers.
The amount of surface water is 40.23 sq kilometers.
The distance from Gloucester to Washington DC is 432 miles.
The distance to the Massachusetts state capital is 27 miles. (as the crow flies)
Gloucester is positioned 42.63 degrees north of the equator and 70.68 degrees west of the prime meridian.


The Sleeper-McCann House
75 Eastern Point Boulevard
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Phone: (978) 283-0800
built by Henry Davis Sleeper (1878-1934), a prominent collector and interior designer of the 1920s and 1930s. Construction began in 1907
Over the next 27 years, the house evolved into a gabled and turreted labyrinth of some 40 rooms filled with vast collections of American and European objects, arranged by Sleeper into compositions of color, light, and evocative meaning.

The Hammond Castle Museum
80 Hesperus Avenue
Gloucester, Massachusetts 01930
Phone: (978) 283-7673
Open seasonally, the castle was built between 1926 and 1929 by inventor, John Hays Hammond, Jr. (1888-1965), to serve as his home, laboratory, and showplace for his medieval art collection. Hammond came from wealth but achieved a second fortune through his radio patents. Dubbed "The Father of Radio Control," he developed top secret self-guided weaponry for the U.S. military and sat on the Board of Directors for RCA. He was also a protege of both Alexander Graham Bell and Thomas Alva Edison.
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