Abbot Hall (Marblehead, Massachusetts)

Abbot Hall (Marblehead, Massachusetts)

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Abbot Hall is a town hall and historical museum located at 188 Washington Street, Marblehead, Massachusetts.

In addition to serving as the seat of Marblehead’s town government, Abbot Hall contains the original of the widely-reproduced Spirit of '76 painting by Archibald MacNeal Willard, the deed to Marblehead from the Nanapashemet tribe of Native Americans (dated 1684), a bust of native son and U.S. Vice-President Elbridge Gerry, a painting of Marbleheaders rowing Washington across the Delaware, a painting by primitivist J.O.J. Frost and a number of other historical artifacts.

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The clock in the tower of Abbot Hall is a Howard #2S installed in 1877 and is governed by a pendulum escapement, driven by an weight. The Bell was cast by Meneely & Kimberly in Troy, New York.

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