Mechanics Hall The City of Worcester is home to a vast array of historical landmarks that date as far back as the American Civil War. One such landmark of historical significance is Mechanics Hall located on Main Street in central Worcester. Originally built in 1857 for the Worcester Country Mechanics Association, Mechanics Hall has endured over 150 years of American History and remains nearly identical today as it was when it was first constructed. Throughout history and a small number of additions and reconstruction, Mechanics Hall has been the site of a number of events and been used for a variety of different reasons. First used as a type of school teaching state of the art mechanical practices and construction techniques, Mechanics Hall today is used for community and sporting events. Two decades before the Civil War, the Worcester Country Mechanics Association was formed to educate industrial workers in central Massachusetts. At this time in history, westward expansion was beginning and industrial practices were still in their infancy. In much of New England, factories and mills dominated the cities and accounted for a vast majority of employment. To maintain a steady production of materials and reduce labor, the use of various machines were utilized. The complicated nature of much of this state of the art equipment required constant maintenance to ensure production and allow for maximum efficiency. This in turn required educated laborers which at the time were in few numbers so the Worcester Country Mechanics Association sought to fill the void by educating local mill and factory workers. Over time as the demand for more engineers and mechanics increased, the size of the Mechanics Association outgrew the confines of the original building. The construction of Mechanics Hall resulted in 1857 to provide the much needed space required by the Mechanics members whom filled the building with all the latest gadgets and tools of the time. During the Civil War Mechanics Hall was a hotspot of activity as it grew increasingly popular with public speakers. Prized for its acoustics, Mechanics Hall was a prime location for public venues and events. The unique architecture of the concert hall on the third floor provided speakers with the ease of being heard without the use of electronic amplifiers and allowed the audience unparalleled sound quality for the time period. Many famous individuals from American History utilized the Hall for public speeches. From Susan B. Anthony to William Loyd Garrison and even United States presidents Woodrow Wilson, Theodore Roosevelt, and William Taft just to name a few. Just as it was during the Civil War, Mechanics Hall still offers profound sound quality while retaining a beautiful American appearance only the hard working and creative spirit that Yankee ingenuity can provide. Over the years as technology advanced, the need for Mechanics Hall as a staging area for engineers became unnecessary. Following the Civil War the building became almost exclusively used by important public figures to host events and concerts. Just before the Civil War ended a Hook Organ was installed only amplifying the acoustic experience of Mechanics Hall and increasing public use of it for music related activities. Gradually over time the Hall saw more and more use which eventually took a toll on the building’s condition. Once a great Hall for musical enjoyment and public speaking, it quickly
fences around them with a couple of acres of dead grass between them
and the buildings. Right in the middle of the city is the City Hall, where the Government and
police are located. The City Hall is the lightest grey with the words “City Hall” above the big
wooden grey double doors. The only thing connecting the cities are the underground subway
trains that ends at the City Halls. No one can get on the train unless they have permission
from the President or the Government.
A police officer and the father of the Jones 104 family…
Going to eat at a college dining hall is something that seems so simple and people give so little thought to it. Whether you realize or not there are a ton of social norms that go in to eating at the dining hall. From waiting your turn in line to throwing out your garbage when you are done there are little unwritten rules that everyone seems to follow and whenever someone is bold enough to do the opposite everything seems to fall apart.
The Brockway Dining Hall is separated into 3 parts, one…
May 4th, 2012
"Manipulative Dictator Kim Jong Il"
Hall Of Shame!
"Through hard work, persistence, and antagonising control of North Korea, Kim Jong-il became one of the world's best known dictators". Born February 16, 1941 during the middle of World War II, Kim Jong-il became introduced…
Fayard Hall 213
Instructor: Karen Shields, M.A.
(Please note: I can only respond to emails sent from a SELU email account)
Office: Southeastern Hall Room 125
Office Hours: 7:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m. Monday- Thursday, 7:30 – 12:30 p.m. Friday.
Contact: Sending me an email is best. I will try my best to respond the same day for any emails I receive before noon on a workday. You are also welcome to call or drop in to see me in Southeastern Hall. I may…
seemed like some kind of addiction.
One day, when I was on my way home I was just about to past this small peculiar house when my engine had broken down right outside the small-secluded house, and I had forgotten my phone so I could not call the mechanic or my mother.
I looked up at the large window on the second story and all the dolls. They were black coloured hair with neatly plated hair in various shapes and sizes. I stood there for a minute mesmerised by the dolls, I stood there for moment…
resulted in criticism of M-theory.
The Origins and Basics of String Theory
The importance of quantum theoretical and research sciences are needless to say
the hurdles and frontiers of science yesterday, today, and for the foreseeable future.
Quantum mechanics by definition involve and govern everything in the Universe, from
the forces, energy, matter and so on. Because the subject matter is so simple, yet as a
consequence, is random and impossible to predict and is as nearly impossible to
December 17, 2014
Final Research Paper
Big Brother the Bully: George Orwell, “1984”
“The black-mustachio’d face gazed down from every commanding corner. BIG BROTHER IS WATCHING YOU, the caption said.”
The Eyes of London. Is a story about control, love and life under dictatorship in the State of Oceania in London. Big brother is the dictator of Oceania which is a totalitarian state. Posters with a fierce face and words of Big Brother watching were posted everywhere to remind…
Name: Josephine Cochrane
Date of Birth: 03/08/1839
Birth Place: Ohio
Primary Residence: Shelbyville, Illinois
Area(s) of Achievement: Business, Technology
Slogan: "If nobody else is going to invent a dishwashing machine, I'll do it myself."
Objectives: I politely request $40,000 to expand mass production of dishwashers in order to effectively target the home consumer market. This demographic has been left untouched, primarily as the woman “has not learned to think of…
In addition to the work we do on drafts in and out of class, there are a number of places where you can (and should!) get feedback on this paper:
My office hours (Tuesdays 9:30-12:30, except during conference week, and by appointment; 5111 Harris Hall)
The Writing Center (M-Th 9 am – 9 pm, F 9 am – 6 pm; Located on 4th floor of Academic Learning Commons, http://uc.vcu.edu/learning-support/writing-center/ for information or to schedule an appointment)
The TAs (available during conference week and…
Water polo is a team water sport. Form of six field players and a goalkeeper require swimming, trade water motion know as (eggbeater.) this sport was invented in 19870 by willins Wilson born in London in 1844, his parent are acottish, in the chase of crating new type of sports in the water other then swimming in 1870 in London willing creating set of rules for a football in the water (water polo) it took several years to take define form. Water polo consist of seven players six on the…