The Marshall Field Memorial Library - Conway MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 30.487 W 072° 41.739
18T E 689319 N 4708767
Quick Description: The Field Memorial Library was gift from Marshall Field, of Chicago fame, in memory of his father and mother, John and Fidelia Nash Field.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 7/29/2014 2:07:15 AM
Waymark Code: WMM68D
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:
The Marshall Field Memorial Library (L), given by Marshall Field in 1885, a limestone structure with a circular dome and roof of copper, contains a fine historical collection.

Massachusetts ~ A Guide to It's Places and People, 1937


Marshall Field was born in Conway, attended Pumpkin Hollow school and worked in a Pittsfield MA store. He left for Chicago when he was 21. He became a partner in a large mercantile house and eventually founded the Marshall Field and Co. Fields selected the site for the library in 1899. On July 13, 1901 the dedication ceremony was held for the opening of the library. He presented the deed, an endowment and the keys to the trustees right after his short speech.


We made a trip out to South Deerfield to see the Butterfly Conservatory. After it closed we took a leisurely drive thru the backroads to Conway to photograph Conway Center.
Book: Massachusetts

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 570

Year Originally Published: 1937

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