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El Punto
Referred to colloquially as “El Punto,” Salem’s Point Neighborhood is only a few blocks from downtown, but those short streets feel like miles. Built originally as factory worker housing, and historically occupied by immigrants, the neighborhood has long been isolated from the economic prosperity of downtown. The North Shore Community Development Coalition created Punto Urban Art Museum to use public art as a way to reconnect the neighborhood with the rest of Salem.
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