BARRE (Town Hall) - Barre MA
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member nomadwillie
N 42° 25.383 W 072° 06.537
18T E 737846 N 4700798
Quick Description: Built in 1900 as the high school for the town. The original town hall was located in the center of Barre and looked more like a church. Riding into Barre is like the saying ‘All roads lead to Rome’ since all of the road seem to converge in downtown.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 3/9/2021 8:46:29 AM
Waymark Code: WM13XVF
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member ScroogieII
Views: 1

Long Description:
BARRE, 15 m. (town, alt. 650, pop. 3509, sett, about 1720, incorp. 1774), is a town incorporated as Hutchinson and renamed in 1776 for Colonel Isaac Barre, a friend of the colonists in the English Parliament. During the latter part of the i8th century flax-growing was profitable here and two linseed oil refineries established. Today dairying is the most important occupation, though woolen mills, founded in the early 19th century, and foundries help maintain local prosperity.

American-Guide-Series - Massachusetts: a Guide to its Places and People, 601





Built in 1900 as the high school for the town. The original town hall was located in the center of Barre and looked more like a church. Riding into Barre is like the saying ‘All roads lead to Rome’ since all of the road seem to converge in downtown.
Book: Massachusetts

Page Number(s) of Excerpt: 601

Year Originally Published: 1937

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