G.A.R. Hall and Museum

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G.A.R. Hall and Museum
Grand Army of the Republic Hall, Lynn MA.jpg
Grand Army of the Republic Hall
G.A.R. Hall and Museum is located in Massachusetts
G.A.R. Hall and Museum
G.A.R. Hall and Museum is located in the US
G.A.R. Hall and Museum
Location Lynn, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°27′46″N 70°56′53″W / 42.46278°N 70.94806°W / 42.46278; -70.94806Coordinates: 42°27′46″N 70°56′53″W / 42.46278°N 70.94806°W / 42.46278; -70.94806
Built 1885
Architect Wheeler & Northend; Frank Kelly
Architectural style Romanesque
NRHP reference #

79000331

[1]
Added to NRHP May 7, 1979

The G.A.R. Hall and Museum is a historic museum at 58 Andrew Street in Lynn, Massachusetts. The four story Romanesque brick building was built in 1885 for the local outpost of the Grand Army of the Republic, an American Civil War veterans organization. It has two storefronts on the ground floor, offices on the second floor, and a large meeting hall on the upper two floors. The roofline originally had ornate brick crenellations, but these were removed in the mid 20th century. The first two floors have also been altered over time, but the meeting hall remains in nearly original condition.[2] With declining membership in the organization, the building was turned over to the city, which operates it as a museum.[3]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1979.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for GAR Hall and Museum". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-22. 
  3. ^ "GAR Hall and Museum". Lynnhistory.com. Archived from the original on 2014-03-10. Retrieved 2013-12-22.