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By Bryan Simmons, July 2012
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Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Buzzards Bay — August Belmont — February 18, 1853 - December 10, 1924
In Memory of August Belmont February 18, 1853 - December 10, 1924 Whose vision, initiative, an indomitable courage made possible the first complete construction of The Cape Cod Canal Connecting Buzzards Bay and Cape Cod Bay which was . . . — Map (db m57668) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Buzzards Bay — Cape Cod Canal
Chief of Engineers Award of Excellence US Army Corps of Engineers Cape Cod Canal For exceptional project managemental achievements, and the enhancement of public perception of the corps objectives. — Map (db m57672) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Buzzards Bay — William Barclay Parsons
William Barclay Parsons, Hon.M.ASCE Chief Engineer, Cape Cod Canal, 1906-1914 The original construction of the Cape Cod Canal demonstrated the feasibility of constructing and operating a sea -level canal without locks. — Map (db m57670) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Eastham Windmill — Cape Cod's Oldest
Built in Plymouth 1680 by Thomas Paine of Eastham. Moved to Truro, 1770. Moved to Eastham, 1793. Moved to this location, 1808. — Map (db m52648) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), Eastham — Indian Rock
For thousands of years before the Europeans landed, the Nauset Indians lived beside the marshes of Cape Cod. Among the evidence of their occupation is this community grinding rock, one of four such boulders found in the Nauset Bay area. Indians . . . — Map (db m111595) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), South Wellfleet — Guglielmo Marconi — “Every day sees humanity more victorious in the struggle with space and time.”
Italian-born Guglielmo Marconi was an inventor who dreamed of a world where signals could be sent wirelessly. He drew upon research, experimentation, and his business acumen to make it happen. From this site on January 18, 1903, Marconi sent the . . . — Map (db m141493) HM
Massachusetts (Barnstable County), South Wellfleet — The Outer Cape: — Changing Faster Than Technology
Technological innovation constantly reshapes our experience of the world- in less than a century, we advanced from wireless telegraph to wireless internet. On Cape Cod, the North Atlantic Ocean is a powerful force for change to the landscape. . . . — Map (db m141487) HM
Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Friends Meeting House

Built in 1782 by Quakers who had settled Adams (then East Hoosuc) from Smithfield, R. I. and Dartmouth, Mass. in 1769. Coming together from the farms in this valley, the Friends worshipped here for sixty years before the meeting was laid down . . . — Map (db m118616) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Renfrew Manufacturing Company World War Honor Roll

In a righteous cause they have won immortal glory and have nobly served their nation in serving mankind

[Died in service] William Douglas • Martin Lauer • Lambert Lenhardt

[Honor Roll of Veterans] Joseph Abraham • Richard . . . — Map (db m118640) WM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — Susan Brownell Anthony — February 15, 1820 - March 13, 1906 — Born Adams, Massachusetts —

In recognition of her outstanding leadership as a pioneer crusader for woman's rights and equality. Miss Anthony's life was rooted in the nineteenth century struggle to reform American democracy and society. Her campaign for woman's suffrage . . . — Map (db m118588) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Adams — William McKinley

[West Face] "Let us remember that our interest is in concord not conflict - and that our real eminence rests in the victories of peace not those of war"

From President McKinley's Address at Buffalo September VI . . . — Map (db m118599) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Hancock Shaker Village: Powered by the Sun for Over 200 Years

Hancock Shaker Village installed this solar photovoltaic (pv) array in December 2009. Here is one sample pv panel for you to examine and touch (it is not connected to the array and will not harm you).

Throughout the Village there are many . . . — Map (db m118828) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Pittsfield — Shaker Color

The Shakers, perhaps more than any other religious movement, embraced purity of design and consummate craftsmanship in everything they created. These banners represent a sample of the typical and joyful Shaker palette. As you tour this National . . . — Map (db m118818) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), South Williamstown — South Williamstown Five Corners

Site of first cabin built by Isaac Stratton in 1762; first tavern, built by Samuel Sloan in 1767; town meetings in second story hall built by John Jordan in early 1830's. — Map (db m118574) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — The Meeting House of the First Congregational Church UCC

Organized by proprietors of the town 1765 this house of worship erected 1869, rebuilt 1914. — Map (db m118583) HM

Massachusetts (Berkshire County), Williamstown — West College

Original Williams College building, completed in 1790 as a free school under bequest of Col. Ephraim Williams, killed at Battle of Lake George, Sept. 8, 1755, and for whom Williamstown is named. The free school became Williams . . . — Map (db m118584) HM

Massachusetts (Bristol County), Attleboro — POW*MIA 9-11 Memorial
The images carved into the granite represent prisoners of war, armed forces missing in action, and the victims of the attack on America. The granite for the memorial was quarried in PA. The granite was carved and polished in VT. The millwheel weighs . . . — Map (db m66252) HM WM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — 23 — Dogtown & Babson Builders
Born on Middle Street, business theorist and investor Roger Babson hired unemployed stone cutters to inscribe more than two-dozen boulders during the Depression. He hoped that words such as "industry," "initiative," and "integrity" would inspire . . . — Map (db m115460) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Eastern Point Lighthouse Fog Bell — 1933 - 1969
This bell was used as the fog signal at Eastern Point Light House from June 1933 to Dec 1969 Cast in Chelsea, MA. gold dust was sprinkled in the mold in order to obtain the right tone. — Map (db m115484) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Stacy Esplanade
Stacy Esplanade Is the Result of a Wish Conceived By His Parents and Fulfilled by Their Son George O. Stacy Keenly Alive to the Beauty Of Gloucester Harbor He Desired to Bring to Its Shores A Corresponding Beauty This Tablet is a . . . — Map (db m36360) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Gloucester — Ten Pound Island Lighthouse
Ten Pound Island Lighthouse Before you stretches Ten Pound Island. In 1821 a lighthouse was built on the island to safely direct sailing ships into Gloucester Harbor. Some of America's greatest works of art were painted by Winslow Homer while . . . — Map (db m36436) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Marblehead — Marblehead Light — Latitude 42 Degrees 30' 20" N Longitude 70 Degrees 50' 03" W
[Top Marker] In July of 1789, Representative Elbridge Gerry, native of Marblehead, signer of the Declaration of Independence, and Vice President of the United States under President James Madison, filed H.R. Bill 12 in Congress, . . . — Map (db m21453) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — Newburyport Firehouse Center
This historic building, built as a Markethouse and Lyceum by the citizens of Newburyport in 1822, served as the Central Fire Station from the mid-1800s until 1980. A cooperative effort by the public and private sectors has restored the structure . . . — Map (db m115567) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Newburyport — The 1873 Train Wreck — at Merrimac Street, Newburyport
A misplaced switch forced a freight train onto a dead-end side track on May 23, 1873, and the 34-ton steam locomotive smashed through barriers and fell down the embankment to Merrimac Street below. The engineer and fireman jumped clear before the . . . — Map (db m115587) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Rockport — Straitsmouth Island
Straitsmouth Island was first sighted in 1614 by Captain John Smith. He also spotted nearby Thacher and Milk Islands and named all three the Turks' Heads. Lighting the Way Built in 1834, the island's first lighthouse was 19 feet . . . — Map (db m115515) HM
Massachusetts (Essex County), Salem — Derby Wharf
The wharf in front of you was Salem’s longest, and was once one of the busiest in the nation. During the War of Independence, American privateers sailed from here to prey on British ships on the high seas. After the war, fleets of trading vessels . . . — Map (db m86544) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — Frank J Szot Memorial Park
First American Soldier from Chicopee killed in action during the World War on April 12, 1918 — Map (db m56055) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Chicopee — Szot Memorial Park Fountain
Erected to honor his comrades and him who gave their lives. A war to win that you and I might live and be in this land of the brave and the free Dedicated 1939 Anthony J. Stonina Mayor Municipal Electric Light Board Joseph A. Saulnier Joseph A. . . . — Map (db m56056) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Springfield — Forging Arms for Our Nation

In 1795, Springfield Armory began manufacturing muskets for the United States Military, on a site where General George Washington authorized weapons to be stored during the Revolutionary War. Within decades, Springfield Armory became the . . . — Map (db m107114) HM

Massachusetts (Hampden County), Springfield — Home of the Duryea Automobile — Springfield, Massachusetts
The Duryea brothers, Charles and Frank, developed the first successful gasoline-powered car in 1894, right here in Springfield. The second Duryea prototype, the 1895 Duryea, was built on this site. This automobile became known simply as the "1895 . . . — Map (db m136599) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Springfield — Innovation Continues at STCC — Historic Legacy, Shared Future

Innovation Continues at STCC The armory legacy of innovation lives on at Springfield Technical Community College (STCC). Founded in 1967 just before the armory closed down, STCC is located on 35 acres of the Springfield Armory National . . . — Map (db m107111) HM

Massachusetts (Hampden County), Springfield — Mass Mutual Building — 1200 Main Street/101 State Street — Stop 6 • Springfield Experience Walk —
The Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Company commissioned Springfield's first steel frame skyscraper, built in the Classical Revival style. It was completed in 1908 and caused a controversy over its "excessive height" of 125 feet. A law limiting . . . — Map (db m136696) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Springfield — Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance Building — 1200 Main Street — Built 1908 —
Organized in 1851, the Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance company grew to become one of Springfield's largest businesses. It was begun by George Rice and Alfred Lambert to assure annual dividend life insurance. By the early twentieth century, the . . . — Map (db m137171) HM
Massachusetts (Hampden County), Westfield — Apremont Park
Presented to the 104th U.S. Infantry Veterans Association, A.E.F., Nov. 8, 1937 by Mrs. Sadie B. Knox and heirs, in memory of her father, Vincent E. Barnes Born Oct. 9, 1849, Died Dec. 4, 1933 A life long resident and distinguished citizen of . . . — Map (db m56058) HM
Massachusetts (Hampshire County), Northampton — Town Center
By the mid 19th century the simple elegance of Northampton's buildings began to give way to the tastes and fashions of a new era of commercialism. William Fenno Pratt, who designed many of the Victorian buildings on Main Street, conceived of the . . . — Map (db m138436) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Arlington — Jason Russell House — 1630 – 1930
Built by Martha, widow of William Russell, about 1680. Occupied until 1890 by her descendants, of whom Jason Russell lost his life in the conflict of April 19, 1775. — Map (db m43052) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Boxborough — Henderson Inches Sawmill
Henderson Inches operated a sawmill on this site circa 1806–1865. The mill was used to clear his large oak woods which extended east and west of this location. The mill foundation, millrace and dam are visible before you. Henry David . . . — Map (db m108986) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Cambridge — Oldest House in Cambridge — 1630 – 1930
At Number 21 Linnaean Street is the Cooper-Austin House built in 1657 at what was then the northern end of the Cambridge Cow Common, by John Cooper, selectman, town clerk, and deacon of the church. — Map (db m43049) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — "Francis’ Folly"
Engineer James B. Francis knew that the city of Lowell needed protection from floods. He studied the Merrimack River and understood the dangers of flooding introduced by the canals flowing through the city. The Guard Locks controlled the normal flow . . . — Map (db m48418) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — "Quiet as the Grave"

In 1864, the Lowell Daily Courier reported that "all the cotton manufactories of any importance in this city have been quiet as the grave."

The outbreak of the Civil War severed the supply of slave-produced cotton. Many of Lowell's . . . — Map (db m117855) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Blending Old and New

Wannalancit Mills blended the old with the new. Formed in the late 1920s, Wannalancit moved into the aging Suffolk Mills two decades later and adapted surplus machinery for the production of new types of fabrics—rayon, polyester, and . . . — Map (db m117820) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Evolution of a Millyard

The Boott Cotton Mills complex is one of the finest examples of mill architecture in the United States. The mill complex you see today resulted from many decades of expansion and adaption.

[Top left diagram] 1830s Four mill buildings . . . — Map (db m117856) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — George L. Duncan Dedication Plaza and Fountain

Lowell was founded upon the confluence of the Merrimack and Concord Rivers to become a nineteenth-century textile manufacturing empire. The city later faced urban decline when industry left the region. On January 3, 1989, George L. Duncan, a . . . — Map (db m117778) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Harnessing Waterpower

Boott Dam Beneath the gatehouse to your left is a dam that controls the level of water in the Eastern canal. When the water is high, the excess spills into the Merrimack Wasteway and returns to the Merrimack River.

Booth . . . — Map (db m117815) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — In the Shadow of the Mills

To the right stands a boardinghouse block built in 1837, for the Boott Cotton Mills workers. Dozens of company-owned boardinghouses served as home for the thousands of young, single women - Lowell's "mill girls."

This block was one of eight . . . — Map (db m117814) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Locomotives in Lowell

[The fireman] put his left foot on the lever that swings open the firebox door, to look at the searing inferno within as he...hurled shovelful after shovelful of coal... R.M. Neal, 1950 High Green and the Bark . . . — Map (db m117775) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Lowell High School Clock Restoration — Rededicated - November 28, 2014

"Meet Me Under The Clock"

Installed in 1937 and gifted by the Classes of 1937, '38 & '39 the "Kirk Street Clock" has become the symbol of fond memories and great friendships for generations of LHS students. The clock now runs on a . . . — Map (db m117794) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — Suffolk Mill

The original Suffolk Mill buildings, constructed in 1831, were razed and rebuilt during the idle business years of the Civil War. Only the 1831 counting house survives. The company merged with the Tremont Mills across Suffolk Street in 1871, . . . — Map (db m117840) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — The Great Gate
“It is awful to think of what would have been the inevitable result if the new works had not been constructed . . . A mighty and uncontrollable river would have swept through the heart of Lowell, destroying everything in its course.” . . . — Map (db m42037) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — The Lowell Sculptures: One, Two, and Three — Robert Cumming — 1990 —

Site: Boardinghouse Park Material: Granite, brick, and steel

These sculptures, located in three corners of the park, are composed of simple forms based on Lowell symbols that have been combined in a modular design. The shapes represent . . . — Map (db m117818) HM

Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Lowell — To Education — Addition to Lowell High School 1922
The most powerful lever of a democracy in raising the standard of its citizenship ——————— A Tribute from the People of Lowell . . . — Map (db m117800) HM
Massachusetts (Middlesex County), Woburn — Old Middlesex Canal
Old Middlesex Canal Horn Pond Locks Along what is now Arlington Road were formerly located three sets of double locks on the Old Middlesex Canal. These sets of 80 foot by 11 foot chambers effected a rise of fifty feet for the . . . — Map (db m133905) HM
Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Canton — Canton Viaduct
Constructed in 1835 National Register of Historic Places Placed by Canton Historical Commission Dedicated July 4th 1993 National Historic Civil Engineering Landmark Designated by the American society of Civil Engineers Dedicated in . . . — Map (db m52387) HM
Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Domenico D’Alessandro

The International H. C. B. and C. Laborer's Union of America to D. D'Alessandro

[Bronze bas-relief panels]

Domenico D’Alessandro

International H. C. B. and C. Laborer's Union of America [seal]

Labor omnia vincit . . . — Map (db m119230) HM

Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — Three Adams Brothers

In memory of Three Brothers who lived and died in the service of their Country. Sons of Thomas Boylston and Ann Harrod Adams ———————————— Thomas . . . — Map (db m119177) HM WM

Massachusetts (Norfolk County), Quincy — William Field

A pioneer in the granite industry of Quincy. — Map (db m119161) HM

Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Brockton — Brockton Railroad Viaducts and Bridges — Massachusetts Historic Civil Engineering Landmark

Completed 1895 • Dedicated 1986 — Map (db m118210) HM

Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Hull — John Boyle O'Reilly House — 1889

Irish Patriot, Activist for Minority Rights, Poet, Editor of The Pilot —————————— Mary Murphy O'Reilly Journalist for The Young Crusader pen name: Agnes . . . — Map (db m118045) HM

Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Hull — Paragon Park

Memories of Paragon Park In the year 1905 Paragon Park opened as an ocean front resort amusement park at Nantasket Beach, Massachusetts. Rose and David Stone acquired this popular palatial playground in 1920 and they were later joined by . . . — Map (db m118042) HM

Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Scituate — Cudworth House — 1636 — 1976
Home of the Scituate Historical Society on land granted to Richard Garrett prior to 1646. Zephanian Cudworth built the present house in 1797 around the original chimney. — Map (db m47900) HM
Massachusetts (Plymouth County), Scituate — Mann Historical Museum — 1636 – 1976
A unique historical site in that its construction spans nearly three centuries. Five generations of the Mann family lived in this house. They were direct descendants of Richard Mann who settled in Scituate in 1636. — Map (db m43638) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Colonel Thomas Cass and the Ninth Massachusetts Infantry

Thomas Cass. Col. Ninth Mass. Infantry. U.S.V. Fell at Malvern Hill Virginia July First 1862.

Erected by the City of Boston in memory of the officers and men of the Ninth Reg. Mass. Volunteers Organized May 3 1861 . . . — Map (db m117946) WM

Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Custom House
Built on the water's edge at the foot of State Street between 1837 and 1847, the Custom House was a focal point of Boston's old water-front. It was a controversial building in its day. Critics thought its Greek Revival style was old-fashioned, . . . — Map (db m115260) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Dry Dock 1 — Boston Nat’l Hist Pk — Charlestown Navy Yard —
This stone and metal structure is Dry Dock 1, completed in 1833. As one of America’s first two granite dry docks, Dry Dock 1 made the repair of large naval ships faster, easier, and safer. Returning warships to sea duty in less time was a crucial . . . — Map (db m37697) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — General Tadeusz Kosciuszko

Champion of liberty and the rights of man.

Erected by the Polish People of New England to commemorate the 150th anniversary of his arrival in America to enlist in the cause of liberty — Map (db m117910) HM WM

Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — George Robert White — 1847 - 1922 — In Memory Of —

A public spirited citizen whose great gift to the City of Boston provided for the creation of works of public utility and beauty for the use and enjoyment of the inhabitants . . . — Map (db m118004) HM

Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Poe Returning to Boston — Stefanie Rocknak, Sculptor
For my little son Edgar, who should ever love Boston, the place of his birth, and where his mother found her best and most sympathetic friends.     The inscription on a watercolor of Boston Harbor painted by Eliza Poe Although . . . — Map (db m108768) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — U.S. Custom House
For more than 30 years the tallest building on the Boston skyline, the Custom House is a tangible reminder of the importance of the sea in the city’s economy and history. Here duties were collected and maritime business conducted as Boston . . . — Map (db m115261) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Boston — Wendell Phillips — 1811 - 1884 — Prophet of Liberty • Champion of the Slave —

Whether in chains or in laurels liberty knows nothing but victories ——————————— I love inexpressibly these streets of Boston over whose pavements my mother held up . . . — Map (db m117952) HM

Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Charlestown — "A state of perfect chaos" — William Bainbridge 1812
This 1833 view of Boston from the west end of the Navy Yard shows a harbor full of busy activity. The steeple of the Old North Church is still a prominent landmark. [courtesy Library of Congress]

The Navy Yard in the War of 1812 When . . . — Map (db m60117) HM

Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Charlestown — Boston, the Navy Yard, and the War of 1812
Boston, the Navy Yard, and the War of 1812 When the Federal government established a navy yard in Massachusetts in 1800, it naturally looked to Boston Harbor. A thriving town of more than 34,000 people, Boston was home to hundreds of skilled ship . . . — Map (db m60133) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Charlestown — Charlestown Navy Yard
The Charleston Navy Yard was established in 1800 to build, repair, and supply the nation's warships. For 174 years the yard expanded and adapted to serve a growing, changing navy.

In early years, skilled workers build and repaired wooden . . . — Map (db m60118) HM

Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Charlestown — City Square: — Continuity and Change
Native American Settlement Native American occupation of the Charlestown peninsula predates European settlements by approximately 10,000 years. Archaeological evidence, such as tools made of stone, bone, wood, and shells, suggests the early . . . — Map (db m60237) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Charlestown — Commander Barry Carle
In Memoriam Commander Barry Carle U.S. Navy 1933-1974 Died while in the service of his country Deputy District Civil Engineer for the Commandant of the First Naval District Responsible for the concept and the initial development of the . . . — Map (db m58455) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Charlestown — Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812
During the day, workers at the Charlestown Navy Yard built, repaired, and supplied American warships. In the evening, theses men left for their homes. Only the Commandant, a few administrative officers, and a detachment of Marines stayed behind. The . . . — Map (db m60049) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Charlestown — Serving the Fleet
By 1940 this navy yard supported a powerful fleet of modern steel ships. Where once carpenters, joiners, and sail- makers responded to the morning shipyard bell, now a shrill steam whistle summoned welders, boilermakers, and electronics specialists . . . — Map (db m60125) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Charlestown — The Changing Yard
In its first years, the navy yard consisted of a small dock and several wooden storehouses, surrounded by mud flats and rolling pastures. In 1812, the commandant noted: "the establishment...afforded no advantage or facility for naval purposes... a . . . — Map (db m60130) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Charlestown — The Yard as Home
Thousands of civilians spent their work days in the yard, then returned home to their Boston neighborhoods. For a few naval personnel, however; the yard was both a work-place and a home. For those who lived here, whether in the luxurious . . . — Map (db m145105) HM
Massachusetts (Suffolk County), Charlestown — Working in the Yard
When the Charleston Navy Yard opened in 1800, Boston 's skilled maritime workers provided a ready source of labor. As sail gave way to steam, and wooden hulls gave way to iron and steel, the work of building, repairing, and maintaining a fleet . . . — Map (db m60137) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Clinton — Prescott Grist Mill
On this site the first grist mill in Worcester County was constructed by John Prescott in 1654. For over three hundred years mills have stood here where industry was first conducted in this area.Clinton Bicentennial Commission June 19, . . . — Map (db m136693) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Harvard — Town of Harvard — Founded — June 29 1732 —
Upper Panel Set off from Groton • Lancaster • Stow by petitions to the General Court • Incorporators • Simon Stone • Groton • • Thomas Wheeler • Stow Jonathan Whitney and Hezekiah Willard Lancaster The name Harvard was inserted in the . . . — Map (db m66292) HM
Massachusetts (Worcester County), Southborough — 150th Anniversary of St. Mark's Church

The Electronic Carillon playing hymns from this tower is given in honor of the 150th Anniversary of St. Mark's Church by The Parishioners of 2012 as a gift to the Church and to the community of Southborough

Blessed and . . . — Map (db m122545) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Southborough — Civil War Memorial

In Memoriam Our Country's Defenders Rebellion 1861.

W. E. Buck • P. H. Cleary • O. Edwards H. L. Fay • E. A. Frederick • C. F. Fisher T. A. Gould • J. Haggarty • P. Kilgariff M. J. Burditt • R. Mulstee • G. W. Nichols A. G. . . . — Map (db m122538) WM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Southborough — Eliza, Waldo and Edward Fay

The three bells in this tower are named by Alison Ledger Fraser in honor of Eliza, Waldo and Edward Fay Each of whom was Headmaster of Fay School and each devoted over thirty years of faithful service to the School and to . . . — Map (db m122542) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Southborough — Joseph Burnett

This stone commemorates the life and good works of Joseph Burnett of Southborough

Born November 11, 1820 Died August 11, 1894.

Founder and builder of this church Founder of St. Mark's School Devoted and honoured . . . — Map (db m122541) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Southborough — Reverend Nathan Stone

In memory of the Revd Nathan Stone, first Pastor of the Chh. of Christ in Southborough. He was born in Harwich Feb. 18, 1708, graduated at Harvard College 1726. Ordained to the work of the ministry in this place Oct. . . . — Map (db m122595) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Southborough — World War I Memorial

Captured World War I German Howitzer 155 mm Donated in 1919 by American Legion Post 132

Restored 1991

In memory of All World War I Veterans Southborough, Massachusetts — Map (db m122539) WM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — The Fire Pit

The fire pit was a familiar sight in the farmyard. When large kettles needed to be hung over a fire, the kitchen fireplace might not be big enough, but the outside fire pit was ideal. During spring, summer and fall, the fire pit provided . . . — Map (db m118916) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — Civil War Soldier's Monument

[Honor Roll] A. M. Bullard • J. B. Blodget • J. Brigham J. B. Cooper • J. A. Johnson • C. C McMaster I. G. Plimpton • R. Sharruck • C. M. Whittemore P. Gavin • W. J. Allen • C. H. Brown • W. Carter T. O'Hare • H. Smith • W. J. . . . — Map (db m118866) WM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — Commerce on the Common

The Publick House, founded by civic leader Ebenezer Crafts in 1771, and the adjacent retail building are survivors of the time when the Common was the commercial center of Sturbridge. The inn served as a stage stop on the Worcester-Stafford . . . — Map (db m118864) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — Fitch House Yard

The ornamental front yard became more common in Village households in the 1830s. This one includes a circular garden, decorative plantings, and a small area of grassy lawn.

The back part of the yard is for work and storage. It . . . — Map (db m118915) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — Freeman Farm

This is the homelot of the Pliny Freeman Farm, with dwelling house, barn, and other outbuildings, kitchen garden, and farm fields. The Freeman family's house was moved here from its original location just a few miles away.

A typical . . . — Map (db m118938) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — Getting Water

A well sweep is one of the simplest ways to raise water from a well.

A well sweep is like a big seesaw, with one end heavier than the other. A bucket is tied to the lighter end. When you lower the bucket into the well, the heavy end . . . — Map (db m119686) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — Millstones

These millstones, made of New England granite, were used to grind grain into meal (a fine powder) for baking and cooking.

Millstones in a gristmill work in pairs, like scissor blades, with the grooved surfaces facing each . . . — Map (db m118890) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — Millstones

These millstones, made of New England granite, were used to grind grain into meal (a fine powder) for baking and cooking.

Millstones in a gristmill work in pairs, like scissor blades, with the grooved surfaces facing each . . . — Map (db m118929) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — Revere Bell

Erected 1833 in Sturbridge Federated Church Cracked by fire 1908 Recast 1909 through the generosity of Alvin B. Chamberlain Dedicated 1976 — Map (db m118869) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — The Center School

Built in 1852 on the site of the town's original Meeting House, the Center School helped Sturbridge consolidate its outlying one-room district schools. It continued as a site for elementary education until the 1950s, when the present Burgess . . . — Map (db m118883) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — The Old Burial Ground — 1740 - 1894

Stone wall built in 1794 by Revolutionary War Veterans ————————— Gates a 1920 gift of Mrs. Joseph Fiske, granddaughter-in-law of Josiah Fiske. Gates restored in 2001 by the . . . — Map (db m118865) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — The Smokehouse

Farm families usually butchered during the late fall when cool weather kept the meat fresh during processing. In an average butchering season, a farm family produced enough pork, beef, and mutton to last the year. Before refrigerators and . . . — Map (db m118934) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Sturbridge — The Sturbridge Common

Public land since the town's founding and first formally surveyed in 1762, the Common has served many purposes. Militia mustered here and marched to join the New England army outside Boston in April, 1775. Cattle pens once crowded the open . . . — Map (db m118863) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Whitinsville — Blackstone Canal — 1828 - 1848

Northbridge, MA Canal Route & Lock Location

This property has been listed in the National Register of Historic Places by the United States Department of the Interior — Map (db m117520) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Whitinsville — Corporal John M. Dawson

Corporal John M. Dawson, lifelong resident of Whitinsville, was killed in action while on a patrol in Jalalabad, Afghanistan on April 8, 2015. He served as a combat medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 33rd . . . — Map (db m117449) WM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Whitinsville — Plummer's Landing

In 1836 Israel Plummer built a store beside a boat basin and dock here—the mid-point of the canal journey between Worcester, Massachusetts and Providence, Rhode Island. Retail products sold at Plummer's store included stove parts, tools . . . — Map (db m117521) HM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Whitinsville — The Northbridge Contingent in the Nations Wars - 1939-1955

World War II [Honored Dead] Oliver Ashton • Frank Berkowicz • Francis Bonoyer Floyd Convent • Francis Deveau • Alvin Dillaber Harvey Duquette • William Girard • Edward H Haringa Philip Hathaway • Douglas Henderson • . . . — Map (db m117474) WM

Massachusetts (Worcester County), Whitinsville — Whitinsville Social Library

Edward Whitin and Arthur Fletcher Whitin have erected this building to be maintained forever as a free library for the use of the Citizens of Northbridge . . . — Map (db m117469) HM


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Apr. 8, 2020