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Greenfield in Franklin County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Leavitt-Hovey House 1797

 
 
Leavitt-Hovey House 1797 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Tony Farrick, September 30, 2012
1. Leavitt-Hovey House 1797 Marker
Inscription.  Attributed to Greenfield resident Asher Benjamin who here, in 1797 published first American architectural book, adapting English Georgian architecture to American styles and craftsmen. Became Greenfield Public Library in 1909.
 
Erected by Greenfield Kiwanis Club.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Notable Buildings.
 
Location. 42° 35.27′ N, 72° 35.94′ W. Marker is in Greenfield, Massachusetts, in Franklin County. Marker is on Main St. (Massachusetts Route 2A) 0.1 miles east of US5 & Hwy 2A, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 378 Main St, Greenfield MA 01301, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Town of Greenfield (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Capt. William Turner (approx. 1.4 miles away); Old Deerfield (approx. 2.4 miles away); Deerfield (approx. 2˝ miles away); Nature's Puzzle (approx. 2.7 miles away); Waterfowl Migration
Leavitt-Hovey House, now the Greenfield Public Library image. Click for full size.
By Tony Farrick, September 30, 2012
2. Leavitt-Hovey House, now the Greenfield Public Library
(approx. 2.7 miles away); Songbirds (approx. 2.7 miles away); The Village of Deerfield (approx. 2.7 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Greenfield.
 
Also see . . .  Jonathan Leavitt - Wikipedia. (Submitted on October 3, 2012, by Tony Farrick of Shelburne Falls, Ma..)
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2012, by Tony Farrick of Shelburne Falls, Ma.. This page has been viewed 391 times since then and 16 times this year. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on September 30, 2012, by Tony Farrick of Shelburne Falls, Ma.. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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