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HISTORICAL MARKERS IN TOWN

Post by BOB CHEESEMAN » Sep Sun 30, 2001 9:31 pm

Forum<P>These are Historical Markers of our Town, do I have all of the Historcal Markers in Town or am I missing any ? If I don't please let me know of any that I may have missed, thank you<P>What I have found out is that there is one missing marker, one marker that is covered up with a trash bag, one marker is getting repaired, one marker over grown with brush, and moss growing on some of these markers.<P>I would recommend that this would be a good project for our Boys & Girl Scouts of our Town for a clean up of these markers for the Community's use as I had trouble founding some of these and I still have a few to go, which I will list in this post. I just have not had the time to go there but I will when I have time to do so.<P>These I have to still have to visit:<BR>1977 (See 1999) Winslow House (Original Site) - Off Perryn Way <BR>1984 Green Harbor Village (William Green and Grace Chapel - Marginal Street <BR>1985 Hewitt's Point (Shipwrecks) - Ocean Street<P>I would like to thank the Historical Commission for keeping up with our History of our Town for the future of our young children to know about our Town.<P>Town of Marshfield Historical Marker's <BR>"IN OUR PARENTS TIME"<BR>Researched by: Bob Cheeseman<BR>August 26, 2001<BR>Revised: September 30, 2001<P>County Markers:<P>Marshfield - Ocean Street and Moraine Street<BR>To Plymouth<BR>15 M ---------- ><BR>To Boston<BR>< ---------- 32 M<P>Marshfield - Summer Street and Prospect Street<BR>To Plymouth<BR>< ---------- 20 M<BR>To Boston<BR>---------- > 27 M<P><BR>Town Markers:<BR>1907 The Old South School - Parsonage Street and Webster Street<BR>Established August 1645<BR>By Edward Winslow and eleven others,<BR>On this spot The School House stood from 1642 to 1857<BR>as a School it existed 212 years<BR>To commenorate it's long and successful History<BR>This Stone is erected by the Old South School Association <BR>George Martin Baker - President<BR>John Henry Bourne - Vice President<BR>Horatio Baker Spraque - Treasure<BR>Erastus Edward Williamson - Secretary<BR>Also 126 other Members Living<BR>August 1891<P><BR>(1920)<BR>Winslow House - <BR>Porter Wrights Place - <BR>Phillips House - <BR>Old South School -<BR>Marcia Thomas 's Old Post Office C.1650 -<BR>Littles Bridge -<BR>Union Street Bridge - <P>(1921)<BR>Historical Society appropriated $ 100 for markers to be placed on:<BR>Winslow House<BR>Porter Wright Place<BR>Phillips House<BR>Old South School site<BR>Marcia Thomas's Old Post Office built in 1650<BR>Little's Bridge<BR>Union Street Bridge<P>(1928)<BR>Tea Rock Hill - Moraine Street<BR>On this Hill in December 1773 the Staunch Whig Jeremiah Lowe Applied the Torch and Burned the Tea Confiscated by the Patriots from Public and Private Stores in the Town of Marshfield<BR>Erected by the Tea Rock Chapter D.A.R.<BR>(August 5,1929)<P>(1928)<BR>Marshfield - Moraine Street<BR>Home of Edward Winslow 1636-1646<BR>Governor of Plymouth Colony<BR>Home of Daniel Webster 1831-1852<BR>The Historic Winslow House is Open to Visitors in the Summer Months<BR>On August 5, 1929 Tea Rock Charter Daughters of the American Revolution unveiled a boulder on the land of Mrs. Rosa M. Ames who now owns the hill marking the burning of the tea, the boulder is on the State Highway on Moraine Street.<BR>It is of Quincy granite from the quarry that furnished the stone for Bunker Hill Monument<P>(1930)<BR>Training Green Field - Ocean Street and Moraine Street <BR>Old Marshfield Training Field <BR>The Old Training Field and Meeting House of the First Parish<BR>Where Daniel Webster Attended Church<P>Home of Daniel Webster<BR>Home of Governor Edward Winslow House<BR>Historic Winslow House is Open to Visitors in the Summer Months<P><BR>(1930)<BR>Marshfield - Webster Street<BR>Residence of Daniel Webster<BR>Winslow Cemetery and Webster Tomb<BR>Site of Meeting House of the First Church<BR>Above Marker Appears also in three places:<BR>Plain Street at the Marshfield/Pembroke Line<BR>Moraine Street at the Marshfield/Duxbury Line<BR>Main Street at the Marshfield/Scituate Line<P><BR>1971 Ford Mill (War Memorial) - Main Street<BR>Site of First Grist Mill in Marshfield, Built by William Ford prior to 1657<BR>Dunhams Saw Mill <BR>1814 - 1835 Duxbury and South River Manufacturing Company<BR>1971 Standish - Plain Street and School Street<BR>Part of a 300 Acre tract of upland with the Meadows there unto belonging<BR>Originally Granted in 1638 to Myles Standish and John Alden by King Charles of England.<P>1972 Two Mile - Off Union Street<BR>This strip of land, granted to Scituate in 1640, was two miles in length and one mile in width, if it be there to be had. Annexed to Marshfield in 1788<P>1973 East Marshfield - Hills Cemetery Old Main Street<BR>Settled C 1650<BR>Chapel of Ease<BR>Second Congregation Society of Marshfield<BR>Est. 1738<BR>Early District School near Old Main Street and Highland Street<BR>First Town High Scholl 1688-1895<P>1973 Littletown - Summer Street<BR>Settled 1650 by Thomas Little and Anne Warren<BR>Dall Pilgrim Richard Warren<BR>Generations of Little Family lived here<BR>Early District School<BR>C 1715<P>1974 Town Hall - Main Street<BR>1838<BR>1889 Sold to Judson Ewell and Seth Dame for $ 114<BR>Hearse House<BR>1889 Sold to James Rogers for $ 950<BR>Alms House stood across the Street<P>1974 Early Canal - Canal Street<BR>From Green's Harbor River to Duxbury Bay<BR>1636 Ordered that the Cutt at Green's Harbor for a boat passage shall be made eighteen foote wide and sixe foote deep<P>1974 Site of White's Ferry - Sea Street and Ferry Street<BR>1705 to 1839 <BR>Over 40 Vessels were built of 21 to 395 Tons<BR>Erected by the North River Historical Association<P>1975 First Church of Marshfield and Bourne Store - Ocean Street and Moraine Street <BR>Gathered 1632<BR>1641 First Building at Winslow Cemetery<BR>1706 First Location on this site<BR>1838 Present Church Built<BR>Here the Tory Resolves of the Town of Marshfield were presented January 31, 1776<BR>Old Ordinary<BR>C. 1709 <BR>An early Store, Inn, and Stage Coach Stop.<BR>December 19, 1773 British Tea stored here was seized by the Patriots and burned on Tea Rock Hill<P>1976 John Bourne House - Ocean Street<BR>Birthplace of Revolutionary Patriot <BR>John Bourne<BR>1759-1859<BR>Soldier in Continental Army 1775-1781<BR>At age 16 fought at Bunker Hill with Washington at Valley Forge, one of eight survivors at Bunker Hill Monument Dedication<BR>1843<P>1976 Col. Anthony Thomas House - 497 Parsonage Street & Moraine Street<BR> "Home of Revolutionary Patriot Anthony Thomas 1719-1788 Commissioned Colonel August 31, 1755 Representative at Boston 1766-1772 Here Patriot Troops Assembled to attack British Forces Stationed at the Home of Tory Nathaniel Ray Thomas April 20, 1775"<P>1976 Nathaniel Ray Thomas Estate - <P>1977 The Dike - Dyke Road<BR>Built 1872<BR>Widened between Green Harbor and Brant Rock<BR>Originally a toll road cause of feud between Diker's (Farmers) and Anti Diker's (Fishermen) <P>1977 Winslow House (Original Site) - <BR>1977 Cherry Hill - Off Webster Street (Wheeler's Park)<BR>Site of Webster's last speech, July 24, 1852<P>1978 Roger's Store -Old Main Street<BR>General Store and Inn<BR>Luther Rogers, Proprietor 1823 - 1848<BR>Store and House raised August 9, 1823<BR>Builder, Christopher Oakman<BR>Timbers Cut at Hatch's Mill, Two Mile <P>1978 Union Bridge - Union Street<BR>Bisbee's Ferry 1644<BR>Later Oakman's Ferry<BR>Toll Bridge 1801<BR>Free Bridge 1850<BR>Rebuilt - 1865, 1900, 1917, after Destrution by Ice 1972<P>1978 Kenelm Winslow House - 123 Winslow Street<BR>C1645<BR>Born Droitwich, England 1599<BR>Received 100 acre Grant - March 5, 1637<BR>Brother of Pilgrim Edward Winslow<BR>Representative to General Court for 8 years<BR>Died Salem 1672 <BR>1979 Zion's Hill - Ferry Street<BR>Formerly called Tolmans Hill<BR>Site of Methodist Church, 175 feet east<BR>Built about 1825<BR>Second Building 1857<BR>Razed 1938<BR>Ferry Street old way to White's Ferry<P>1979 Brant Rock Village and Brant Rock Union Chapel - Ocean Street<BR>Brant Rock Village - Named for Brant Geese, Two Island early called Governors Island, later Hewitts Island and Branchs Island, together Spectagle Island.<BR>Land owners John Bradford, Christopher Winter, John Hewitt, and John Branch.<BR>Site of resorts Hotels Pioner Cottages, 1861 Churchhill, 1866 Brant Tock House, 1884 Ocean House, 1875 Fairview, 1897 Peace Haven.<P>Brant Rock Union Chapel - Built C. 1895 by Luther White, Stonework by Foster Ewell<BR>Sheltered victims 1898 Storm<BR>Early Mass Humane Society Shelters or Charity House, stood along the beach<BR>1893 Life Saving Station built easterly of this site.<BR>1915 Became U.S. Coast Guard Station, Closed 1947, Razed 1967<P><BR>1980 Ventress Memorial Building - South River Street<BR>1885 Seth J. Ventress, left $ 10, 000 for a Public Library Building<BR>1895 Built by Luther White<BR>1895 - 1933 Library<BR>1895 - 1923 High School<BR>1885 - 1970 Town Hall<BR>1970- School Administration Offices<P>1980 Centre Marshfield - Ferry Street and Grove Street<BR>Early Families, White, Stevens, Lewis.<BR>Here stood Episcopal Church, erected 1745, Church Building removed to Marshfield Hills 1826<BR>1870 - 1939 Rail Road Station, ¼ mile West<P>1980 Great Fire - Ocean Street and Foster Avenue<BR>April 21, 1941<BR>Fire started near junction of Plymouth Avenue and Ocean Street<BR>Fieldston<BR>Burned to Samoset Avenue<BR>Ocean Bluff, Destroyed, 446 Houses. 96 Garages, 12 Stores, 2 Hotels, Casino, Post Office, and a Church.<P>1983 Green Harbor Village (William Green and Grace Chapel - Marginal Street<P>1985 Hewitt's Point (Shipwrecks) - <P>1986 Site of Marshfield Rail Road Station - Plaza East<BR>1867 Duxbury & Cohasset Rail Road Chartered<BR>1868 Rail Road Extended to Marshfield<BR>Marshfield pays 1/3 cost.<BR>1871 First Train to Marshfield<BR>1878 Became the New Haven and Hartford Rail Road Stations;<BR>Marshfield Hills <BR>Center Marshfield<BR>Green Harbor<BR>Seasonal stops Marshfield Fair Grounds<BR>1882 Daniel Webster Centennial Celebration, <BR>U.S. President Chester Arthur arrived here in Presidential Car Boarder City, 10:05 AM Oct. 12, Greeted by 21 cannon salute.<BR>Horse drawn Barges ran from this station to Brant Rock Hotels.<BR>1939 Last Train<BR>1940 Rail Road Tracks Removed<P><BR>1986 Daniel Webster, Defender of the Constitution - Town Hall 870 Moraine Street<BR>Defender of the Constitution<BR>"It is Sir, The People's Constitution, The People's Government made for the People. Made by the People and answerable to the People"<BR>" Liberty and Union now and forever one and inseparable "<BR>Reply to Senator Robert Hayne <BR>Jan. 26-27 1830<BR>200 Th. Anniversary of the U.S. Constitution 1787 - 1987<BR>Marshfield Historical Commission <P>1989 Site of East Marshfield (Hills) Rail Road Station - Damon's Point Road<BR>1871 Duxbury, Cohasset Rail Road<BR>Extended to Marshfield<BR>1878 Old Colony Rail Road Co.<BR>1893 New York, New Haven & Hartford Rail Road<BR>1939 Last train<BR>Water for Steam Engines piped from Wales Pond<P>1989 Green Harbor Railroad Station - Across from 987 Careswell Street<BR>This marker was missing about three weeks after it was installed. The Station was more near Prince Circle and it was moved down to 987 Careswell Street and part of the Station is the Kitchen of this House. <P>1990 Joyce School - Forest Street and School Street<BR>Site of Joyce School<BR>Built Prior to 1838<BR>One Room District Primary and Grammar School<BR>Name for the Joyce Family who settled nearby<BR>1886 School Closed<BR>Building moved to Hummy Lane (Off Main Street)<P>1990 Brant Rock School - Dyke Road<BR>1893 One room District Primary School<BR>1929 School Closed Building<BR>Later used by the Police Department and Water Department<BR>Now leased to the DAV, Chapter 35<P>1990 North School - Old Main Street<BR>1838 Two Room District Primary and Grammar School<BR>1885 - 1895 First Town High School, held here<BR>1951 School Closed<BR>1954 Remodeled into Fire Station #2<P>1992 Sea View Railroad Station - Station Street<BR>This Marker was cover up by a Trash Bag.<P>1994 Pilgrim Trail (Green's Harbor Path) - Careswell Street (Route 139)<P>Near this spot ran the Trail used by the First Settlers in Traveling between Marshfield and Plymouth.<P>1994 Pilgrim Trail (Green's Harbor Path) - Ocean Street (Route 139. near Bourne House)<P>Near this spot ran the Trail used by the First Settlers in Traveling between Marshfield and Plymouth.<P>1994 Pilgrim Trail (Green's Harbor Path) - Pilgrim Trail <BR>Ordered by Plymouth Colony Court May 10, 1637<BR>Formerly an Ancient Indian Trail<BR>Motor Vehicles Prohibited <P>1994 Aunt Lizzie - Aunt Lizzie's Lane and Appleton Waye<BR>The Preservation of Green's Harbor Path was made possible through effort of Elizabeth Paulding Eames (Aunt Lizzie) 1847 - 1933<BR>And the Marshfield Historical Commission<BR>Respect this Ancient Path across private property.<P>1994 Pilgrim Trail - Aunt Lizzie's Lane and Appleton Waye <BR>Green's Harbor Path<BR>Ordered by Plymouth Colony Court May 10, 1637<BR>Formerly and Ancient Indian Trail<BR>Motor Vehicles Prohibited<P>1994 Pilgrim Trail - Appleton Waye (2 Markers)<BR>Green's Harbor Path<BR>Ordered by Plymouth Colony Court May 10, 1637<BR>Formerly and Ancient Indian Trail<BR>Motor Vehicles Prohibited<P>1995 Edward Winslow (Winslow Cemetery) - Winslow Cemetery Road<BR>Founder of Marshfield<BR>Edward Winslow, son of Edward Winslow and Magdalene Ollyver, born Droitivich England 18 Oct. 1595<BR>1617 Joined Dissident England Separatists in Leyden, Holland<BR>Winslow came with Pilgrims on Mayflower 1620 Settled at Plymouth<BR>Married second wife, Susanna White, 12 May 1621, she died 1680<BR>Son Josiah Winslow, later Governor of Plymouth Colony, was born 1528<BR>Daughter Elizabeth, born 1630's<BR>Edward Winslow served Plymouth Colony as assistant Governor and Governor 1633, 1636, 1644<BR>Removed to Marshfield 1636, gathered the First Church and Founded the Town in 1640.<BR>1646 Last trip to England, never returned to Marshfield<BR>Died 8 May 1655, while serving as Commissioner for Oliver Cromwell in campaign to seize Spanish West Indies.<BR>Buried at Sea near Hispaniola<P>1997 Site of First Church - Winslow Cemetery Road<BR>1641 - 1657<BR>Early Town Meeting and School Sessions held here.<BR>Uninscribed Field Stones mark Oldest Graves<P>1998 Old Winslow Site (Given by Dr. McLaughlin's Wife Toni) - off Careswell Street <P>1998 Webster's Law Library - Off The Arborway<BR>Here stood Daniel Webster Law Library<BR>Where he kept his Agricultural Library 1832 1852<BR>Moved to grounds of Isaac Winslow House 1969<BR>(Webster Street and Careswell Street)<P>Note:<BR>Please check the list of Plaque's of the Town for anyother Historical Markings within our Town.<P>I hope with the location the Citizens can be able to find them and hope you all enjoy reading the information.<P>The Thomas / Webster Estate is looking pretty good, Good work Historical Commissioners. For all of you that know take the Street after the Old Skaking Rink on Webster Street or for you new people in Town take The Arborway on Webster Street to the end you will go right into the Estate.(The chips on the Street look good also)<P><BR>[This message has been edited by BOB CHEESEMAN (edited 09-30-2001).]<P>[This message has been edited by BOB CHEESEMAN (edited 10-01-2001).]<p>[This message has been edited by BOB CHEESEMAN (edited 10-02-2001).]
State should fund the Towns Housing Authority for Affordable Housing, they already have the powers of state laws (M.G.L. C-121B)

Keep all town land as open space of the town.

Handy House - that property should remain as OPEN SPACE of the Town.

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Re: HISTORICAL MARKERS IN TOWN

Post by gander » Oct Mon 01, 2001 8:52 am

<BLOCKQUOTE><font size="1" face="Verdana, Arial">quote:</font><HR>Originally posted by BOB CHEESEMAN:<BR><B>These are Historical Markers of our Town...</B><HR></BLOCKQUOTE><P>There is a marker at Webster and, I think, Parsonage. Don't know if you covered it here.

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Post by BOB CHEESEMAN » Oct Mon 01, 2001 8:52 pm

I have that one and this is what it says on it;<P>1907 The Old South School - Parsonage Street and Webster Street<BR>Established August 1645<BR>By Edward Winslow and eleven others,<BR>On this spot The School House stood from 1642 to 1857<BR>as a School it existed 212 years<BR>To commemorate it's long and successful History<BR>This Stone is erected by the Old South School Association <BR>George Martin Baker - President<BR>John Henry Bourne - Vice President<BR>Horatio Baker Spraque - Treasure<BR>Erastus Edward Williamson - Secretary<BR>Also 126 other Members Living<BR>August 1891<P><BR>Thanks for your help, Bob<P><BR>Here is another one I did today:<P>1985 Hewitt's Point (Shipwrecks) - Ocean Street<BR>1683 Site of Sheep Farm of Christopher Winter, which he willed to his daughter, Marha Hewitt.<BR>Ship Wreck's<BR>1787 Brig. Minerva<BR>1852 Brig. Marchus<BR>1888 Agnas R. Beacon<BR>1898 Mertis H. Perry<P>------------------<BR>
State should fund the Towns Housing Authority for Affordable Housing, they already have the powers of state laws (M.G.L. C-121B)

Keep all town land as open space of the town.

Handy House - that property should remain as OPEN SPACE of the Town.

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Post by BOB CHEESEMAN » Oct Tue 02, 2001 7:09 pm

Here is the last two that I know of if I am missing any please let me know, Thanks Bob<BR>I hope you all enjoy reading this information.<P>I got this this Am before Work:<BR>1984 Green Harbor Village (William Green and Grace Chapel - Marginal Street<BR>Named, for William Green<BR>Who had a fishing station here C. 1623<BR>Early Named for Marshfield until 1640<BR>Near this site of Grace Chapel (Unitarian)<BR>C.1881 - 1960<BR>In 1898 there were 86 Houses and 2 Hotels<P><BR>And at lunch time I got this one, I had trouble with this one I went down Perryn Way a dirt street and ran into a New House now how did that happen, I thought all new houses had to asphat the Street for New Houses ? UNFAIR, Shame on you.<P>1999 Winslow House (Original Site) - Perryn Way<BR>This 1+ Acre of Edward Winslow Grant acquired in 1949 by<BR>Capt. James A. McLaughlin MD U.S.N. 1915 - 1995<BR>Active in Town History, Ecology, and Politics given in his memory by his wife "Toni"<BR>
State should fund the Towns Housing Authority for Affordable Housing, they already have the powers of state laws (M.G.L. C-121B)

Keep all town land as open space of the town.

Handy House - that property should remain as OPEN SPACE of the Town.

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Post by GoingCoastal » May Sun 14, 2017 3:03 pm

Hi,

I just got an email with the following question:
Hello,
I read on this website about a historical marker:
1973 Littletown - Summer Street
Settled 1650 by Thomas Little and Anne Warren
Dall Pilgrim Richard Warren
Generations of Little Family lived here
Early District School
C 1715
Is this marker still in place and if so where exactly can it be found?
We will be traveling through your area on vacation and would like to stop,
Anyone have any info?

Thanks.
Joe McDonald

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