Patch contributor William Legault tagged along on a tour of the Point neighborhood and parts of downtown on Sunday afternoon. Also attending were 55 others who were split into two groups.
The tour was organized by Dr. Elizabeth Blood, and Dr. Elizabeth Duclos-Orsello of the Interdisciplinary Studies Program. Assisting them in their efforts were the Richelieu Club of Salem, alumni of St. Joseph's and high schools, and Historic Salem, Inc.
Beginning in front of , the tour walked to points on Harbor Street, Dow Street and Congress Street before heading downtown for stops at the old Police Station on Central Street, on the pedestrian mall, and .
The last stop was the war memorial located at Lafayette Park.
Anyone with information or photo's pertaining to the French heritage of the the Point neighborhood can contact Dr. Blood at firstname.lastname@example.org.