Old Town House (Marblehead, Massachusetts)

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Old Town House
Marblehead Old Town Hall.jpg
Old Town House (Marblehead, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Old Town House (Marblehead, Massachusetts)
Old Town House (Marblehead, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Old Town House (Marblehead, Massachusetts)
LocationMarblehead, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°30′19″N 70°51′1″W / 42.50528°N 70.85028°W / 42.50528; -70.85028Coordinates: 42°30′19″N 70°51′1″W / 42.50528°N 70.85028°W / 42.50528; -70.85028
Built1727
ArchitectNathan Bowen
Architectural styleGeorgian
Part ofMarblehead Historic District (#84002402[1])
NRHP reference #76000265[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPAugust 13, 1976
Designated CPJanuary 10, 1984

The Old Town House is in the heart of the Marblehead Historic District at One Market Square in Marblehead, Massachusetts, at the intersection of Washington, State, and Mugford Streets.

The town house was constructed in 1727. The upper level of the building served as a town hall, while the lower level was originally used as a market. The upstairs is still used as a town hall, but the lower level is the location of the Marblehead Police Museum. During the American Revolution notable proponents of liberty such as Elbridge Gerry and General John Glover debated independence in the building.[2]

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976,[1] and included in the Marblehead Historic District in 1984.[2]

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  1. ^ a b c National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for Old Town House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-17.