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Lanesborough in Berkshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Bascom Lodge

John Bascom

 
 
John Bascom & Bascom Lodge Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
1. John Bascom & Bascom Lodge Marker
Inscription.  
John Bascom
(1827 – 1911)
Rest for the Weary
Bascom Lodge has welcomed hikers, skiers, and sunrise-seekers since its completion in 1938. Designed by Pittsfield architect Joseph McArthur Vance, the lodge was built by Civilian Conservation Corps enrollees with stone and lumber harvested from Greylock’s slopes. Its name honors John Bascom, an early Greylock Reservation Commissioner who was a prominent advocate for constructing a fine summit house.
 
Topics. This historical marker is listed in this topic list: Landmarks. A significant historical year for this entry is 1938.
 
Location. 42° 38.2′ N, 73° 10.009′ W. Marker is in Lanesborough, Massachusetts, in Berkshire County. Marker is on Rockwell Road, 8.6 miles north of Quarry Road. Located at the summit of Mount Greylock, tallest peak in Massachusetts. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 30 Rockwell Road, Lanesboro MA 01237, United States of America. Touch for directions.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Summit: A Peak Experience (here, next to this marker); The Summit: An Island Above the Clouds (within shouting distance of this marker); Mount Greylock, Elevation 3,491 Feet
Entrance to Bascom Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
2. Entrance to Bascom Lodge
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(within shouting distance of this marker); The Mount Greylock Summit (within shouting distance of this marker); War Memorial Tower (within shouting distance of this marker); "A Beacon Standing for Peace" (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Mount Greylock, elevation 3,491 feet (about 300 feet away); Veterans War Memorial Tower (about 300 feet away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Lanesborough.
 
Also see . . .  Bascom Lodge. (Submitted on July 5, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.)
 
Bascom Lodge image. Click for full size.
By Michael Herrick, July 2, 2015
3. Bascom Lodge
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. It was originally submitted on July 5, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut. This page has been viewed 317 times since then and 5 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on July 5, 2015, by Michael Herrick of Southbury, Connecticut.

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