Here we see the thriving metropolis known as downtown Salem, Massachusetts.  I might have vintaged-up the photos for effect, but it's still a very old and quaint looking town.  Totally worthy of my vintage filter in Photoshop.

"Three rods west of this spot stood, from 1718 until 1785, the Town House.  Here Governor Burnet convened the General Court in 1728 and 1729.  A town meeting held here in 1765 protested the Stamp Act and another in 1769 denounced the tax on tea."