Cambridge in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Named in honor of Thomas Hollis of London, Merchant, and other members of the same family, constant and generous benefactors of Harvard College from 1719 to 1804
Used as Barracks by Colonial Troops in 1775-76
Erected by Harvard Historical Society.
Location. 42° 22.5′ N, 71° 7.071′ W. Marker is in Cambridge, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker can be reached from Massachusetts Ave.. Touch for map. Plaque is affixed to side of Hollis Hall on the grounds of Harvard University. Marker is in this post office area: Cambridge MA 02138, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Indian College (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line); Fourth Meeting House (about 600 feet away); Stephen Daye (about 700 feet away); Christ Church (about 700 feet away); Cambridge (about 700 feet away); Way to Charlestown (about 700 feet away); Gen. Thaddeus Kosciuszko (approx. 0.2 miles away); These Cannon Were Abandoned (approx. 0.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Cambridge.
Regarding Hollis Hall. Nearby Massachusetts Hall (built in 1720) was also used
Also see . . . Harvard University Archives: Hollis Hall. (Submitted on September 4, 2017, by Pete Payette of Orange, Virginia.)
Categories. • Colonial Era • Education • Notable Buildings • War, US Revolutionary •
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