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Mount Greylock Summit Historic District

  • Vicinity: Jct of Notch, Rockwell, and Summit Rds.
  • Travel Genus: Sight
  • Sight Category: Historic District



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1838/07/00 Nathaniel Hawthorne Life During a visit to North Adams, Massachusetts, Hawthorne climbs Mount Greylock several times.
1844/07/00 Henry David Thoreau Life Thoreau spends a night on the summit of Mount Greylock. His depiction of this trip in "A Week on the Concord and Merrimack Rivers" (1849) describes his climb up what is today the Bellows Pipe Trail.
1851/08/00 Herman Melville Life While Mrs Melville stays at home, Herman Melville and Sarah Morewood camp with friends on Mt Greylock enjoying Brandy Cherries, champagne, port wine and rum. Red Port
1851/08/00 Sarah Morewood Life Mrs Sarah Morewood camps with her neighbor, Herman Melville, and friends at the summit of Mount Greylock, drinking champagne, port wine and rum. "In some of our long walks we have taken a spyglass with us so as to bring nearer to us the Tower." SM Champagne
1933/06/30 Maginnis and Walsh Architect The Massachusetts Veterans War Memorial Tower is dedicated. The 93-foot-tall structure was built of Quincy Granite by contractors J G Roy and Son of Springfield in 1931-32 at a cost of $200,000.
1938/00/00 Joseph MacArthur Vance Architect Designed by Joseph Vance in a rustic style, Bascom Lodge is built between 1932-1938 using native materials of Greylock schist and red spruce.

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Particulars for Mount Greylock Summit Historic District:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Architectural Style Bungalow-craftsman
Criteria Consideration Commemorative property
Area of Significance Conservation
Area of Design Decorative Arts
Area of Significance Entertainment - Recreation
Sight Category Historic District
Criteria Historic Event
Area of Significance Industry
Area of Significance Literature
Level of Significance Local
Historic Use Monument, Marker
Architectural Style Neoclassical
Historic Use Outdoor recreation
Material Quincy Granite
Level of Significance State

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 98000349
Resource Type:
Owner: State
Architect: Maginnis and Walsh; Vance, Joseph MacArthur, et al.
Architectural Style: Bungalow-craftsman, Classical revival
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
Level of Significance: State; Local
Area of Significance: Conservation, Architecture, Industry, Entertainment-recreation, Literature
Applicable Criteria: Event, Architecture-Engineering
Criteria Consideration: Commemorative property
Significant Year: 1830, 1885, 1898
Historic Function: Recreation and Culture
Historic Sub-Function: Monument, Marker, Outdoor recreation
Current Function: Recreation and Culture
Current Sub-Function: Outdoor recreation Monument, Marker

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