Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
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.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial Era • Education • Notable Buildings • War, US Revolutionary. A significant historical year for this entry is 1763.
Location. 42° 22.494′ N, 71° 7.069′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from Massachusetts Avenue. The marker is affixed to the side of Hollis Hall on the grounds of Harvard University. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Massachusetts Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); Old Burying Ground (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Indian College (about 400 feet away); Route of William DawesFourth Meeting House (about 500 feet away); Stephen Daye (about 700 feet away); Cambridge (about 700 feet away); Christ Church (about 700 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
Regarding Hollis Hall. Nearby Massachusetts Hall (built in 1720) was also used as barracks by Continental troops in the winter of 1775-76, during the British military occupation of Boston.
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