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Somerville in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Powder House

1630 - 1930

 
 
Powder House Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, July 30, 2011
1. Powder House Marker
Inscription.  This stone windmill built by John Mallet about 1703 was sold to the Province for a gun powder magazine in 1747. Rifled by General Gage of the Colony's powder on I September 1774, it became a magazine of the American Army in 1775-76.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Topics and series. This historical marker is listed in these topic lists: Colonial EraWar, US Revolutionary. In addition, it is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers series list. A significant historical month for this entry is September 1774.
 
Location. 42° 24.058′ N, 71° 6.95′ W. Marker is in Somerville, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Broadway, on the right when traveling north. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Somerville MA 02144, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Stearns Estate (approx. half a mile away); Revolutionary War Skirmish (approx. 0.7 miles away); James Walter Mullally Crossing (approx. 0.8 miles away); Mystic Congregational Church Bell
Powder House in Nathan Tufts Park image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Russell C. Bixby, July 31, 2011
2. Powder House in Nathan Tufts Park
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(approx. 0.8 miles away); Royall House (approx. 0.8 miles away); Oldest House in Cambridge (approx. 1.1 miles away); “Grandfather’s House” (approx. 1.1 miles away); “Jingle Bells” Composed Here (approx. 1.2 miles away).
 
Also see . . .
1. Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 

2. Powder House Square - Wikipedia. A brief history Somerville and historical significance of Powder House Square during the Massachusetts Bay Colony period. (Submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 685 times since then and 28 times this year. Last updated on October 26, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 31, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.

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Aug. 12, 2022