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Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

Leominster, Worcester, Massachusetts, USA

Leominster is the birthplace of Tupperware. It was created by Earl Tupper. He began selling it at home parties in 1951.

Leominster includes: Whalom and Gates Crossing.


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  • 1653 - Leominster is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1740 - Leominster is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 1845 - 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...


  • 1854 - Leominster
    Leominster, a post-township of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, intersected by the Fitchburg, and the Fitchburg and Worcester railroads, 21 miles N. b...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...


  • 1895 - Leominster
    Leominster, lêm'in-ster, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Leominster township, on the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg Railroad and the Fitchburg...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
  • 1915 - Leominster is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates

  • 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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Monument Square

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Town Hall

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St. Leo's Church, 1906

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The Intervale, 1907

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Dam at Merriam, Hall Co., 1908

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Haws Memorial Chapel

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H. L. Pierce Residence, 1909

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The Swing Bridge, 1909


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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...

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Golf Links & Club House, 1910

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High School, 1910

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Public Library (New) and Orthodox Congregational Church, 1910

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St. Mark's Church

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West Street, looking East, 1910

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Wellington Piano Factory

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Whitney and Co. Box Factory

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Columbia Hotel, Main Street

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N.Y. N.H. & H. Depot

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Main Street, North from Monument Square

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Sancta Caecilia School

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Monument Square

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Central Fire Station, 1924

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St. Cecelia's Church

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Post Office
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  • 1653 - Leominster is settled

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1740 - Leominster is incorporated

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 1845 - 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... 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... Read MORE...

  • Postcards of Leominster


    Historical Postcards of Leominster! (www.youtube.com)
  • 1854 - Leominster
    Leominster, a post-township of Berkshire county, Massachusetts, intersected by the Fitchburg, and the Fitchburg and Worcester railroads, 21 miles N.... 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... 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... Read MORE...

  • 1895 - Leominster
    Leominster, lêm'in-ster, a post-village of Worcester co., Mass., in Leominster township, on the Boston, Clinton & Fitchburg Railroad and the... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

  • 1915 - Leominster is incorporated as a city

    Massachusetts City and Town Incorporation and Settlement Dates
  • 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.,... Read MORE...

  • 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... Read MORE...

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Ancestors buried in Leominster - Cemeteries in Leominster, Massachusetts, USA

St Cecilia's Cemetery


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