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Gardner in Worcester County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Seth Heywood Site

 
 
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By Darren Brosseau, June 3, 2019
1. Seth Heywood Site Marker
Inscription.  On this site in 1773 Seth Heywood one of Gardner's original settlers built his home. Later he was one of the four men who circulated the petition for the incorporation of the town of Gardner.

In 1826 the grandson of Seth Heywood began the manufacturing of chairs on this site, thus initiating the construction chairs on an industrial scale within the town of Gardner.

Gardner's town hall was constructed on this site in 1859. The building was destroyed by fire in 1944.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Industry & CommerceSettlements & Settlers.
 
Location. 42° 34.779′ N, 71° 59.179′ W. Marker is in Gardner, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is at the intersection of Elm Street and Pearl Street on Elm Street. located next to 13 Elm St at rotary where Pearl and Elm St meet Route 101 and Route 140. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 13 Elm Street, Gardner MA 01440, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. On June 27, 1785 (about 700 feet away, measured in a direct line); Gardner Soldiers' Monument (approx. 0.3 miles away); World War ll Memorial

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(approx. 0.6 miles away); Vietnam War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); World War 1 Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Korean War Memorial (approx. 0.6 miles away); Site of former Ohave Synagogue (approx. 0.7 miles away); Spanish American War Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Gardner.
 
Regarding Seth Heywood Site. At one time Gardner was home to the worlds largest chair. Many furniture manufacturing companies were in Gardner and their pieces are collected and valuable today.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 5, 2019. It was originally submitted on June 3, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 133 times since then and 8 times this year. Photo   1. submitted on June 5, 2019, by Darren Brosseau of Fitchburg, Massachusetts. • Andrew Ruppenstein was the editor who published this page.

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