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

Leavitt-Hovey House 1797

Town of Greenfield

— 1753 —

 
 
Leavitt-Hovey House 1797 Marker image. Click for full size.
Photographed 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 these topic lists: ArchitectureArts, Letters, MusicCharity & Public WorkEducation. A significant historical year for this entry is 1797.
 
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 walking distance of this marker. Spanish-American War Memorial (a few steps from this marker); Masonic Hall (within shouting distance of this marker); U.S. Post Office (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Town of Greenfield (about 400 feet away); Greenfield Civil War Monument
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(about 500 feet away); Bird Hovey Block (about 500 feet away); Greenfield's 3rd Town Hall (about 600 feet away); Veterans Memorial (about 700 feet 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..)
 
Leavitt-Hovey House, now the Greenfield Public Library image. Click for full size.
Photographed By Tony Farrick, September 30, 2012
2. Leavitt-Hovey House, now the Greenfield Public Library
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on August 13, 2023. It was originally submitted on September 30, 2012, by Tony Farrick of Shelburne Falls, Ma.. This page has been viewed 549 times since then and 19 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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