Monument Square Historic District - Leominster, MA
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N 42° 31.581 W 071° 45.602
19T E 273306 N 4711911
Quick Description: A triangular plaza, also known as Leomister Square or the Common, which is the site of at least eight monuments. The entire historic district, however, comprises some 30 acres and 30 structures.
Location: Massachusetts, United States
Date Posted: 4/12/2007 9:57:15 AM
Waymark Code: WM1DF2
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member deano1943
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Long Description:
A Partial list of monuments located at this site:

1866 - Civil War Monument (Soldier's Monument)
This monument is a tribute to the memory of those Soldiers who have filled the Town quota, and who have died in defence of Human Rights and the Suppression of the Southern Revellion. [1]

1915 - Second Meeting-House Monument
"Site of the Second Meeting-House in Leominster, built in 1775. Taken down July 4, 1824. Rebuilt for the first town-house. This table presented to the town by Leominster Historical Society on the 175th anniversary of incorporation of Leominster, 1915."

1917 - Old Indian Mortar
"Old Indian Mortar found by Whitney Gates, 1880. Presented to the Town. Placed here by the Leominster Historical Society, 1917." [21]

1929 - Spanish-American War Monument
"Dedicated by the City of Leominster to the honor of her sons who served in the Army and Navy of the United States during the Spanish American War, Philippine Insurrection and China Relief Expedition 1892 - 1902."

1929 - World War Memorial

1973 - Veterans Monument (Bell)
Plaque on front - "Dedicated to all who served honorably during World War II."
Plaque on right - "Dedicated to all who served honorably during Korean Conflict."
Plaque on left - "Dedicated to all who served honorably during Viet-nom Era."
Inscription on Bell - "Cast by Henry N. Hooper and Company. Presented to the Town of Leominster by Jonas Henry Kendall Esqr. AD 1860."

1978 - Fire Fighters Memorial
"In memory of Leominster firefighters who dedicated their lives to protect the lives of others."

1990 - Vietnam Memorial
Leominster Servicemen Killed in Action in Vietnam. Dedicated 6/16/1990 - V.V.A. Chapter 116
Street address:
Main and Water Sts., and Grove Ave
Leominster, MA United States

County / Borough / Parish: Worcester County

Year listed: 1982

Historic (Areas of) Significance: Architecture/Engineering, Event

Periods of significance: 1825-1849, 1850-1874, 1875-1899, 1900-1924

Historic function: Commerce/Trade, Education, Government, Landscape

Current function: Commerce/Trade, Education, Government, Landscape

Primary Web Site: [Web Link]

Secondary Website 1: [Web Link]

Privately owned?: Not Listed

Season start / Season finish: Not listed

Hours of operation: Not listed

Secondary Website 2: Not listed

National Historic Landmark Link: Not listed

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