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Quincy in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Adams Academy

Built 1871

 
 
Adams Academy NHL Marker image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
1. Adams Academy NHL Marker
Inscription.

has been designated a
National Historic Landmark

This building possesses national significance
in commemorating the history of the
United States of America


 
Erected 1994 by National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the National Historic Landmarks marker series.
 
Location. 42° 15.231′ N, 71° 0.361′ W. Marker is in Quincy, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is at the intersection of Adams Street and Hancock Street, on the right when traveling east on Adams Street. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 8 Adams Street, Quincy MA 02169, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. John Hancock Birth Site (here, next to this marker); William Reynolds Dimmock LL.D. (here, next to this marker); a different marker also named John Hancock Birth Site (within shouting distance of this marker); John Adams (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line); Abigail Adams (approx. 0.2 miles away); United First Parish Church
Adams Academy image. Click for full size.
By William Fischer, Jr., May 18, 2018
2. Adams Academy
NHL Marker is in the entrance alcove, not visible in the photo
(approx. mile away); The Men of Quincy, Mass. (approx. mile away); Hancock Cemetery (approx. mile away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Quincy.
 
Also see . . .  Adams Academy NHL Nomination. (Submitted on June 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.)
 
Categories. Education
 
<i>Adams Academy, Quincy, Mass.</i> image. Click for full size.
Postcard published by Valentine and Sons (image courtesy of the Thomas Crane Public Library), circa 1910
3. Adams Academy, Quincy, Mass.
Two things are worth noting on this century-old postcard view of the Academy: 1) it had a bell tower, and 2) the Hancock marker was present even then (and not yet verdigris-colored, if one is to believe the color values chosen by the postcard publisher).
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 19, 2018. This page originally submitted on June 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania. This page has been viewed 59 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on June 19, 2018, by William Fischer, Jr. of Scranton, Pennsylvania.   3. submitted on June 19, 2018.
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