Florence in Hampshire County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
Entrepreneurs and Philanthropists
Alfred T. Lilly was brought in by Hill to become the Treasurer of the Nonotuck Silk Company and made a fortune of this own. In 1888, he built the Lilly Library for the town of Florence. A few years before he had given the money to build the Lilly Hall of Science at Smith College which was dedicated in 1886. It was Lilly who provided the endowment for evening classes and adult education at the Hill Institute.
The spirit of the abolitionist utopian community lived on in the Free Congregational Society of Florence. Organized in 1866
Erected by Historic Northampton.
Location. 42° 20.117′ N, 72° 40.4′ W. Marker is in Florence, Massachusetts, in Hampshire County. Marker is at the intersection of Park Street and Meadow Street on Park Street. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Florence MA 01062, United States of America.
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 8 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. The Florence Eagles (here, next to this marker); The Anti-Slavery Community (here, next to this marker); Florence Manufacturing (here, next to this marker); Cornet Joseph Parsons (approx. 2.6 miles away); Hatfield (approx. 2.7 miles away); Hadley Holyoke Range and Skinner State Parks (approx. 4.8 miles away); a different marker also named Hadley (approx. 7.2 miles away). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Florence.
Categories. • Abolition & Underground RR • Arts, Letters, Music • Education • Industry & Commerce •
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