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Ipswich in Essex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Pillow Lace

1630 - 1930

 
 
Pillow Lace Marker image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, September 23, 2011
1. Pillow Lace Marker
Inscription.
From the date of its settlement by John Winthrop and twelve associates, 1630, Agawam (Ipswich) was the seat of pillow lace making, by 1790 the annual production was 41,979 yards. This craft continued until the introduction of lace machinery.
 
Erected 1930 by Massachusetts Bay Colony-Tercentenary Commission.
 
Marker series. This marker is included in the Massachusetts Bay Colony—Tercentenary Commission Markers marker series.
 
Location. 42° 41.024′ N, 70° 50.225′ W. Marker is in Ipswich, Massachusetts, in Essex County. Marker is on High Street, on the right when traveling west. Touch for map. Marker is at or near this postal address: 10 High Street, Ipswich MA 01938, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 3 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Revolution of 1689 (approx. 0.2 miles away); Brig Falconer Memorial (approx. 0.3 miles away); Ipswich Massachusetts Village Green Memorial (approx. half a mile away); Agawam - Ipswich (approx. 0.7 miles away); Gen. James Appleton Memorial (approx. 0.7 miles away); Ipswich Massachusetts War Memorial
Pillow Lace Marker as seen from across High St. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, September 23, 2011
2. Pillow Lace Marker as seen from across High St.
(approx. 1.1 miles away); Rowley Massachusetts World War I Honor Roll (approx. 3.1 miles away); Rowley Burial Ground (approx. 3.1 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Ipswich.
 
Also see . . .  Historical Markers Erected by Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission (1930). Original 1930 publication by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts of Tercentenary Commission Markers, commemorating the three hundredth anniversary of the Massachusetts Bay Colony. (Submitted on September 29, 2011, by Russell Chaffee Bixby of Bernardston, Massachusetts.) 
 
Additional keywords. Massachusetts Bay Colony Tercentenary Commission
 
Categories. Colonial EraIndustry & CommerceNotable PlacesSettlements & Settlers
 
Approaching marker on High Street. image. Click for full size.
By Michael Tiernan, September 23, 2011
3. Approaching marker on High Street.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on September 26, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 661 times since then and 39 times this year. Last updated on October 6, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. Photos:   1, 2, 3. submitted on September 26, 2011, by Michael Tiernan of Danvers, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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