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

The Town Hall

 
 
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October 16, 2022
1. The Town Hall Marker
Inscription.  
When Congregationalism was no longer the official religion of Massachusetts and the church could no longer also serve as the "town house", Sturbridge built its first secular Town Hall in 1838. Twenty years later, the town permitted the Worcester South Agricultural Society to add a second floor to the building for its activities, which included the annual Sturbridge Fair. To meet the growing need for public space, the town thereafter purchased its tenant's interest. In step with the contemporary Greek Revival in architecture, which presented public building as "temples of democracy", the present pillars and portico were added to the plain front in 1910. The Town Hall was renovated a century later.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Government & PoliticsNotable Buildings. A significant historical year for this entry is 1838.
 
Location. 42° 6.534′ N, 72° 4.834′ W. Marker is in Sturbridge, Massachusetts, in Worcester County. Marker is on Maple Street north of Main Street, on the left when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 308 Main Street, Sturbridge MA 01566, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking
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October 16, 2022
2. The Town Hall
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distance of this marker. Sturbridge Honor Roll War Memorial (within shouting distance of this marker); 1771 Publick House Historic Inn & Country Lodge (within shouting distance of this marker); Revere Bell (within shouting distance of this marker); Civil War Soldier's Monument (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); War Memorial (about 300 feet away); Lt. Charles J. Collins USAAC (about 300 feet away); The Center School (about 400 feet away); The Old Burial Ground (about 400 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sturbridge.
 
The Town Hall image. Click for full size.
October 16, 2022
3. The Town Hall
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on November 14, 2022. It was originally submitted on November 7, 2022. This page has been viewed 24 times since then. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on November 7, 2022. • Michael Herrick was the editor who published this page.

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