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Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Hollis Hall

 
 
Hollis Hall Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Casale, August 26, 2017
1. Hollis Hall Marker
Inscription. Built by the Province of The Massachusetts Bay In New England, in 1763
Named in honor of Thomas Hollis of London, Merchant, and other members of the same family, constant and generous benefactors of Harvard College from 1719 to 1804
Used as Barracks by Colonial Troops in 1775-76
 
Erected by Harvard Historical Society.
 
Location. 42° 22.5′ N, 71° 7.071′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from Massachusetts Ave.. Touch for map. Plaque is affixed to side of Hollis Hall on the grounds of Harvard University. 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. Indian College (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fourth Meeting House (about 600 feet away); Stephen Daye (about 700 feet away); Cambridge (about 700 feet away); Way to Charlestown (about 700 feet away); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. 0.2 miles away); These Cannon Were Abandoned (approx. 0.2 miles away); Washington’s General Orders (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
 
Regarding Hollis Hall. Nearby Massachusetts Hall (built in
Hollis Hall image. Click for full size.
By Michael Casale, August 26, 2017
2. Hollis Hall
1720) was also used as barracks by Continental troops in the winter of 1775-76, during the British military occupation of Boston.
 
Also see . . .  Harvard University Archives: Hollis Hall. (Submitted on September 4, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.)
 
Categories. Colonial EraEducationNotable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on October 19, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 4, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. This page has been viewed 65 times since then. Last updated on October 17, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 4, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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