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During the Depression, the federal government employed writers in the Writers' Program of the Works Projects Administration (WPA) to compile the first comprehensive guidebooks to the United States, the American Guide Series. Guides were published for the 48 states, Alaska, and countless cities. This category is for waymarking places referred to in the series.
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Image for Drinking Fountain and a Horse and Rider [Lewis Park] - Walpole, MAview gallery

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American Guide SeriesDrinking Fountain and a Horse and Rider [Lewis Park] - Walpole, MA

in American Guide Series

Where East, Everett, and Plympton Streets define a town green, there still exists today a stone memorial that was a drinking fountain and a statue of a horse and rider, each memorializing a member of the Lewis family.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/22/2012

last visited: never

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NENE4.5 km

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American Guide SeriesMorrill Memorial Library - Norwood, MA

in American Guide Series

The Morrill Memorial Library is a building of gray stone in the Romanesque style, and on the lawn is a boulder that has an historic inscription on it.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/26/2010

last visited: never

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NENE4.7 km

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American Guide SeriesPlimpton Press - Norwood, MA

in American Guide Series

Plimpton Press was capable of producing over 50,000 volumes a day when it was active, but the company is gone and the building is now used as a storage facility.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/11/2009

last visited: never

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NENE5.1 km

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American Guide SeriesNorwood Memorial Municipal Building - Norwood, MA

in American Guide Series

This building, completed only nine years before the guide was published for Massachusetts, still stands and serves as the government center for the town of Norwood.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/6/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesStoughton-The Town Hall - Stoughton, MA

in American Guide Series

Stoughton's Town Hall, at the time, served a city of 8,472 and was the performance center of the Stoughton Musical Society, now serves a population of 26,962 (2010 Census).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 2/12/2012

last visited: never

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NENE12.2 km

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American Guide SeriesMother Brook - Dedham, MA

in American Guide Series

Mother Brook, one of the earliest canals dug in America, connected the Charles River with the Neponset River 'before 1640,' and was the basis of industry in Dedham (and the Hyde Park section of Boston).

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/6/2012

last visited: never

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NWNW15 km

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American Guide SeriesOld Stowe House - Natick, MA

in American Guide Series

The Old Stowe House, built in 1816 is a two-and-a-half story white clapboarded structure date back to the boyhood days of Professor Calvin Stowe, who was the character Horace Holyoke in a novel by his wife, Harriet Beecher Stowe.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 3/30/2010

last visited: never

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NENE21.7 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Crane Memorial Public Library - Quincy, MA

in American Guide Series

The Crane Memorial Library, commissioned in 1880, is considered the best of the H. H. Richardson's work in architecture, and is still part of Quincy's main public library.

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location: Massachusetts

date approved: 4/7/2013

last visited: never

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NENE25.6 km

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American Guide SeriesStatue of Alexander Hamilton - Boston, MA

in American Guide Series

This statue is a none-foot carving by William Rimmer, using impressionistic techniques that were criticized at the time, but its qualities receive present-day recognition.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/4/2011

last visited: 5/8/2013

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NENE25.7 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Public Garden - Boston, MA

in American Guide Series

The Public Garden, often referred to as, The Boston Public Garden is situated directly west of Boston Commons in the downtown area of Boston, Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/19/2013

last visited: 5/28/2011

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NENE25.7 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Ether Monument - Boston, MA

in American Guide Series

The Ether Monument in the Public Garden of Boston, Massachusetts is also known as the Good Samaritan Monument, commemorates the use of ether in anesthesia.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/16/2013

last visited: 5/7/2013

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American Guide SeriesSite of the Village Smithy - Cambridge, MA

in American Guide Series

At tbe corner of Story Street and Brattle Street there is a stone marker that locates the site of the Smithy by the Chestnut tree that Longfellow immortalized in his poem, The Village Blacksmith.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/29/2009

last visited: never

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American Guide SeriesFirst Parish Church (Unitarian) - Cambridge, MA

in American Guide Series

The First Parish (Unitarian) Church building was built in 1833 and is a prominent feature in Harvard Square, by Harvard University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/20/2009

last visited: 8/8/2013

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NN26.1 km

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American Guide SeriesSever Hall - Harvard University, Cambridge, MA

in American Guide Series

Sever Hall on the campus of Harvard University is a red brick building designed by H. H. Richardson and has rare carved brick forms over the front and back.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 2/2/2010

last visited: 8/22/2014

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American Guide SeriesMassachusetts Hall - Cambridge, MA

in American Guide Series

Massachusetts Hall was erected in 1720 with funds granted by the province of Massachusetts and is the oldest hall currently standing in Harvard University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/29/2009

last visited: never

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NN26.1 km

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American Guide SeriesHarvard Yard - Cambridge, MA

in American Guide Series

Harvard Yard is the original center of Harvard University and still keeps much of its Old World charm and may well be described as one of the most beautiful college campuses in America.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/27/2009

last visited: 8/8/2013

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American Guide SeriesStatue of John Harvard - Cambridge, MA

in American Guide Series

The John Harvard Statue, also known as the 'Three Lies Statue', is an imaginary likeness of the first benefactor of Harvard University.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/29/2009

last visited: 8/4/2014

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American Guide SeriesUniversity Hall - Cambridge, MA

in American Guide Series

University Hall, designed by Charles Bulfinch in 1813-1815, is built using Chelmsford Granite that contrasts with the mostly brick buildings surrounding it.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/29/2009

last visited: 10/10/2010

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American Guide SeriesChrist Church - Cambridge, MA

in American Guide Series

Christ Church (Episcopal) in Cambridge, MA, was designed by Peter Harrison and built in 1761, was used as barracks for the Continental Army in 1775-1776.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/21/2009

last visited: 7/20/2008

Image for The Wadsworth House (Third Harrison Gray Otis House) - Boston, MAview gallery

NENE26.2 km

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American Guide SeriesThe Wadsworth House (Third Harrison Gray Otis House) - Boston, MA

in American Guide Series

The Wadsworth House, on Beacon Street facing Boston Common, is a Bulfinch-designed house that is currently the headquarters to the American Meteorological Society (AMS).

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 6/28/2011

last visited: 11/25/2011

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American Guide SeriesSite of the Washington Elm - Cambridge, MA

in American Guide Series

Though the bronze plaque that the book references not found, a stone tablet was found, instead, that marks the location where General George Washington took command of the Continental Army.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 11/20/2009

last visited: 9/7/2012

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NENE26.2 km

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American Guide SeriesLouisburg Square - Boston, MA

in American Guide Series

Loiusburg Square, a private park surrounded by multi-story brownstones, is the epitome of Beacon Hill style where many well known people had lived by or near.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/18/2012

last visited: 6/20/2013

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NENE26.4 km

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American Guide SeriesRobert Gould Shaw Memorial - Boston, MA

in American Guide Series

The Robert Gould Shaw Memorial is a notable group statue in high relief by Augustus Saint-Gaudens that stands facing the Massachusetts State Capitol.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/4/2011

last visited: 8/22/2014

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NENE26.6 km

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American Guide SeriesBoston Athenaeum - Boston, MA

in American Guide Series

The Boston Athenaeum is one of the oldest private libraries in the country, tucked on Beacon Street, and has a rich collection of historical documents and collections, including most of George Washington's collection.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member NorStar

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 7/4/2011

last visited: 12/9/2013

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NENE26.6 km

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American Guide SeriesTremont Temple (Baptist) - Boston, MA

in American Guide Series

The Tremont Temple Baptist Church was founded in 1839, with a progressive vision for racial and economic equality. It is located on Tremont Street in downtown Boston, Massachusetts.

posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member Chasing Blue Sky

location: Massachusetts

date approved: 8/16/2013

last visited: 3/20/2014

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