Northampton in Hampshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
In 1910, a young lawyer named Calvin Coolidge became mayor of Northampton, on his way to becoming the nation's 30th President. He is shown here voting at City Hall, with his wife Grace, in the 1920 election in which he was elected Vice-President as Warren G. Harding's running mate.
The Greek Revival Unitarian Church was built in 1825. Its classic, rational
Memorial Hall was built in 1871 to house Northampton's first library and as a memorial to those soldiers who had served the town since 1654. The building was financed through public subscription and town funds. John Clarke's bequest of $40,000 established a library that bore his name and a reading room on the first floor. The collection was absorbed by the Forbes Library when it opened in 1894.
Erected by Historic Northampton Museum & Education Center; sponsored by Pioneer Valley Hotel Group.
Location. 42° 19.056′ N, 72° 37.974′ W. Marker is in Northampton, Massachusetts, in Hampshire County. Marker can be reached from the intersection of Main Street (Massachusetts Route 10) and Masonic Street, on the right when traveling east. Marker is located beside the sidewalk near the north end of Pulaski Park. This marker is the west-facing side of a 4-panel exhibit. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 240 Main Street, Northampton MA 01060, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Upper Main Street (here, next to this marker); Pulaski Park West Main Street (here, next to this marker); Brigadier General Casimir Pulaski (within shouting distance of this marker); Cornet Joseph Parsons (approx. half a mile away); Hadley (approx. 1.6 miles away); Holyoke Range and Skinner State Parks (approx. 2.4 miles away); The Florence Eagles (approx. 2.4 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Northampton.
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