Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
who set up near by
the first printing press
in British America
Location. 42° 22.393′ N, 71° 7.132′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is at the intersection of Dunster Street and Massachusetts Avenue, on the right when traveling south on Dunster Street. Click for map. Marker is mounted on the wall of the Cambridge Savings Bank in Harvard Square. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Cambridge (here, next to this marker); Fourth Meeting House (within shouting distance of this marker); Indian College (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Way to Charlestown (approx. 0.2 miles away); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. ¼ mile away); Gen. Casimir Pulaski (approx. ¼ mile away); These Cannon Were Abandoned (approx. ¼ mile away); Washington’s General Orders (approx. ¼ mile away). Click for a list of all markers in Cambridge.
Regarding Stephen Daye. He is best known as printer of the first book in what would later be called the United States. Measuring 4.1 by 6.8 inches, it is popularly called the Bay Psalm Book (1640).
Also see . . .
1. America’s First Printer. Brief note about Stephen Daye, including a photograph of his printing press. (Submitted on October 7, 2014, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
2. Sotheby’s. Account of the record-setting sale in 2013 of a copy of the Bay Psalm Book. (Submitted on October 7, 2014, by Roger W. Sinnott of Chelmsford, Massachusetts.)
Additional keywords. printing press
Categories. • Arts, Letters, Music • Colonial Era • Communications •
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