We are going to be taking you on a 30-day adventure through Marblehead and we’re starting off Day 1 at Abbot Hall.

Abbot Hall, located at 188 Washington Street in Marblehead, MA was constructed in 1876, through a bequest of Benjamin Abbot, who was born in Marblehead and became wealthy through his cooper business. The Hall serves as both a town hall and a museum and was designed by Fuller & Lord architects. It is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

One of the most prominent features of Abbot Hall is the historic painting of the revolutionary war known as the “The Spirit of 76”. Housed in the Selectman’s room, this original work of art was painted by Archibald W. Willard of Ohio and symbolizes the spirit of the American Revolution. When it was first created, it was known as “Yankee Doodle” and only later became known as “The Spirit of ‘76”.

On the second floor of Abbot Hall, you will find a grand meeting hall that is often used for art fairs, music fairs and the Holiday Pops.


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Sources:
“Discovering Marblehead: A Guide to Open Spaces and Historic Places”
Marblehead Book Group
Marblehead.org

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