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Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

"Leominster, lêm'in-ster, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Leominster township, on the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg Railroad and the Fitchburg Railroad, 54 mil W.N.W. of Boston, and 5 miles S.S.E. of Fitchburg. contains a town hall, a high school, a national bank, savings-bank, 6 churches, a public library, a newspaper office, gas-works, and manufactures of combs, paper, pianos, woollen goods, furniture, horn jewelry, and toys. Pop. about 1800. The township is drained by the Nashua River, and contains also a village named North Leominster. Pop. the township, in 1890, 7269."

Lippincott's Gazetteer of the World: A Complete Pronouncing Gazetteer Or Geographical Dictionary of the World Containing Notices of Over One Hundred and Twenty-five Thousand Places ...
Joseph Thomas
January 1, 1895
J.B. Lippincott

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  • 10. LEOMINSTER. [Pop. 2,019. Inc. 1740.]
    Leominster was once a part of Lancaster,

    The soil is good, and watered by a branch of the Nashua.

    The inhabitants are mostly farmers...Read MORE...


  • 1848 - Leominster
    This town was taken from Lancaster, and was part of what was called "Lancaster New Grant.” It was incorporated in 1740.

    The church here was embodie...Read MORE...


  • News 1869 - Not an Ordinary Church Service
    During the morning service at the Unitarian Church, in Leominster, Mass., on a recent Sunday, a lady went into a fit. Two other ladies immediately fai...Read MORE...


  • Leominster Massachusetts, 1890
    Leominster is a pleasant and flourishing town in the northeast part of Worcester County, 46 miles northwest of Boston on the Fitchburg Railroad. The s...Read MORE...


  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Monument Square
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Town Hall
  • News 1903 - LEOMINSTER’S BIG FRIGHT. A $60,000 Fire Loss and One Death by Accident in Smoke.
    Leominster, Mass., May 13 – Eight buildings on fire at one time and the town threatened with destruction, gave the townspeople such a scare, this afte...Read MORE...


  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Leo's Church, 1906
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    The Intervale, 1907
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Dam at Merriam, Hall Co., 1908
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Haws Memorial Chapel
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    H. L. Pierce Residence, 1909
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    The Swing Bridge, 1909
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Golf Links & Club House, 1910
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    High School, 1910
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Public Library (New) and Orthodox Congregational Church, 1910
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Mark's Church
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    West Street, looking East, 1910
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Wellington Piano Factory
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Wachusett Shirt Company

    "...Leominster's shirt-making industry, which included F.A. Whitney's Wachusett Shirt Company, was even the subject of a poem, 'Song for a Leominster Shirt'..."

    Leominster
    Thomas K. Hazzard, Diane M. Sanabria
    Arcadia... Read MORE...

  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Whitney and Co. Box Factory
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Columbia Hotel, Main Street
  • 1916
    Leominster, lem'in-ster, a banking post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Leominster township (town), on the New York, New Haven and Hartford R., 54...Read MORE...


  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    N.Y. N.H. & H. Depot
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Main Street, North from Monument Square
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Sancta Caecilia School
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Monument Square
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Central Fire Station, 1924
  • News 1931 - Garage Annex Is Blown Into Nashua River
    LEOMINSTER, April 27 - A two-stall addition to Hartwell's garage near the Main street bridge in North Leominster, was blown into the Nashua river this...Read MORE...


  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    St. Cecelia's Church
  • Leominster, Massachusetts, USA
    Post Office


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