Newburyport in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Newburyport Firehouse Center
Erected 1990 by City of Newport, Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Society for the Development of the Arts and Humanities.
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Arts, Letters, Music • Charity & Public Work. A significant historical year for this entry is 1822.
Location. 42° 48.704′ N, 70° 52.22′ W. Marker is in Newburyport, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on Merrimack Street west of Market Square, on the left when traveling east. Marker is a metal tablet mounted at eye level on the front of the subject building. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 1 Market Square, Newburyport MA 01950, United States of America. Touch for directions.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Watts' Cellar (within shouting distance of this marker); Market Square Tea Burning Coast Guard Bicentennial Marker (about 600 feet away, measured in a direct line); Newburyport Custom House (about 700 feet away); Newburyport Sailor's Memorial (about 700 feet away); The Memory of the Officers and Men (about 700 feet away); William Lloyd Garrison (approx. 0.2 miles away); Dalton House (approx. Ό mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Newburyport.
Also see . . .
1. Newburyport Firehouse Center History.
Link to a recently updated, professional video presentation on the history of the Newburyport Town Meeting Hall & Firehouse. It includes many historical photographs and details. (Submitted on March 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
2. History of The Firehouse Center.
The historic building that houses the Firehouse Center for the Arts was built as a market house and lyceum by the citizens of Newburyport in 1823. As such, it hosted such distinguished speakers as Ralph Waldo Emerson, Daniel Webster and Oliver Wendell Holmes. It then served as the Central Fire Station from the mid 1800s until 1980. (Submitted on March 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida.)
Credits. This page was last revised on September 30, 2020. It was originally submitted on March 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. This page has been viewed 269 times since then and 23 times this year. Photos: 1, 2, 3. submitted on March 28, 2018, by Cosmos Mariner of Cape Canaveral, Florida. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.