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Methuen, Massachusetts

Methuen, Massachusetts

For two years, I also had the pleasure of living in Methuen, Massachusetts, where I had worked a few jobs. Methuen is also the only place in the world, named just that. No other city or town bears this name. According to The Americana: A Universal Reference Library, Comprising the Arts and Sciences, Literature, History, … Continue reading

Cambridge Architecture, Part One: Cambridge Public Library

Cambridge Architecture, Part One: Cambridge Public Library

The original Cambridge Public Library (pictured above) at 449 Broadway was built in 1888 with land and full construction funding donated by Frederick H. Rindge. Its Richardsonian Romanesque design was by Van Brunt & Howe. Frederick H. Rindge (pictured above) was born in Cambridge, Massachusetts, the only surviving son among six children of Samuel B. Rindge (1820-1883) and … Continue reading