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What Should Go Here at 70 Endicott St.?

Home to Peabody's original Electric Light Plant.

What Should Go Here at 70 Endicott St.? What Should Go Here at 70 Endicott St.?

It's been several years since the property at 70 Endicott St. was in active use.

The building does have local historic value -- construction began in 1891 and finished the following year on Peabody's first Electric Light Plant.

Town officials at the time had to file special legislation to operate a municipal utility after being overturned in court...but that's a story for another day.

The Peabody Municipal Light Plant discontinued all use of the building and turned it over to the city in 2002 for the School Department to use for central offices. That continued until 2006.

In the years since, the city has tried on multiple occasions to sell or lease the property, but all without success for a variety of reasons. Some of the proposals for the site that the city received included a health clinic and condos.

So what would you like to see happen with this old brick structure? Let us know in the comment section below.

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