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Located in the heart of downtown Gloucester, MA, The Blackburn Building has one storied past and is one of the city’s oldest brick building structures, dating back to 1810. With such a long history at the center of the city, The Blackburn Building allows you to experience all that today’s city center has to offer in one of the most recognizable properties in downtown Gloucester.   

Whether you’re in artist, small business owner, or a budding entrepreneur, The Blackburn Building has a workspace solution to fit your needs. With a great mix of tenants, including working professionals, artists, small business owners, and solo entrepreneurs, you’ll feel right at home among fellow Cape Ann-area residents. 

A Storied Past - 1810 to Today

Initially known as The Tappan Building, today’s Blackburn Building is located in Gloucester, Massachusetts, and is a historic building with a rich history dating back to the late 19th century. The building, originally constructed in 1810, has served various purposes throughout its history and continues to be a prominent feature of the city’s downtown area.

Captain John Tappan, a successful local businessman, and shipbuilder, built the Tappan Building. The building was designed in the Richardsonian Romanesque style and was originally used as a commercial and retail space. Various businesses, including a pharmacy, a dry goods store, and a grocery store, occupied the first-floor storefronts. The upper floors of the building were used as office space and apartments.

Flexible & Affordable

The Blackburn Building offers area residents the most affordable and flexible office and coworking solutions on Cape Ann.  Everyone should be able to afford a place to work.

Common Area Workstations

If you want a dedicated workplace but not a private office, our affordable coworking solutions could fit the bill with open-area workstations and standing decks.

Private Offices

Looking for a more dedicated space for your work? Our highly affordable private offices are an ideal option.

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If you're ready to explore all that the Blackburn Buildings has to offer, come on down to take a tour and see for yourself why our affordable and flexible office and coworking solutions could fit the bill for your office needs. Simply complete the form below and one of our property representatives will reach out to coordinate a tour.

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