|Swampscott is a small picturesque
seaside community north of Boston. It is home to many Boston commuters, a large number of whom board the
Boston bound train each morning from one of the last remaining
Victorian-style railroad depots in the country. Many other interesting buildings
of historical value are situated in the town, including Marian Court,
formerly known as White Court, the summer residence of President Calvin A.
and the Georgian Revival-style building that now serves as the Town
Hall, which was the former residence of Professor Elihu Thompson, founder of
the General Electric Company.
Swampscott's beaches, with their refreshing ocean
breezes, attract visitors of all ages during the hot summer months. Fisherman's Beach provides
a pleasant view of Swampscott Harbor with its many brightly colored
fishing and pleasure vessels. Swampscott's contributions to the fishing
industry are the inventions of the Swampscott Dory and the lobster pot; both used
world-wide. (Narrative supplied by community.)