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…
Mechanics (Greek Μηχανική) is the branch of science concerned with the behavior of physical bodies when subjected to forces or displacements, and the subsequent effects of the bodies on their environment. The scientific discipline has its origins in Ancient Greece with the writings of Aristotle and Archimedes (see History of classical mechanics and Timeline of classical mechanics). During the early modern period, scientists such as Galileo, Kepler, and especially Newton, laid the foundation…
Home-cooked Meals as a Hall
The Issue: Cafeterias make it too easy to overindulge, and time constraints make “on-the-go” meals more appealing, in spite of the fact that these meals aren’t healthy. According to the CDC, working towards a balanced diet is one of the most important steps for a sound mental health.
- 2 meals as a hall a semester
- Cook together in a communal kitchen space
- Promotes healthy eating as well as bonding within the hall.
The Green Initiative:
When it comes to repairing a car and finding a mechanic that can be trusted and make a person feel comfortable about repairing their car is a job in itself and a stressful one at that.
The idea that they are entrusting their families safety with these mechanics is a hard thing to do because the unknown is never comforting. Car owners are looking for a trustworthy person who will talk to them, and let them know they are not getting ripped off, leaving them with a sense of relief…
IAT 312 Assignment1 Unity Game Environment
Suyawen Hao 301187813
Monster Catcher is a simple 2D game for children. There are two main characters in the
game. The first one is the red bus as the player, another one is the brown monster as
the enemy dropping from the top of screen. The goal of the game is to catch the
enemies. The way of catching is to collide with the enemies by controlling the bus. The
enemies will disappear if the player collides with them successfully, otherwise, the…
North Hall was originally founded as a high school, and was used as such from 1916 to 1972. It was also known as University High School, due to the fact that graduate students attending the University of Iowa taught the classes. An architecturally unimpressive building, it was constructed with the intent of having much utilitarian value rather than being visually appealing. The Hall is built into the hill and is adjacent to Stanley Residence Hall and the Iowa River…
4U1 Culminating Performance Task – Verbal Visual Essay
Old City Hall By Robert Rotenberg
Part One: Page 3 – 75
Already Kevin Brace was acting like a prisoner. It was remarkable how in just a few hours his whole personality seemed to have been stripped away. From national icon to the bathtub guy to just another prisoner on the third-floor range at the Don—in less than twenty-four hours.” (Rotenberg 75)
Old City Hall is a book written by Robert Rotenberg. The centre of focus in…
Quantum mechanics (QM; also known as quantum physics, or quantum theory) is a fundamental branch of physics which deals with physical phenomena atnanoscopic scales, where the action is on the order of the Planck constant. The name derives from the observation that some physical quantities can change only indiscrete amounts (Latin quanta), and not in a continuous (cf. analog) way. It departs from classical mechanics primarily at the quantum realm of atomic andsubatomic length scales. Quantum mechanics…
Anything but a Mechanic
17 isn’t a big number. It never has been, aside for the prodigies and geniuses out in the world. At this point, they've already accomplished the impossible. I'm not a prodigy. I'm not a genius. I've never invented anything, nor am I likely to become world-renowned or end up in a future generation's history book. But, I am a dreamer.
Throughout the entirety of my life, I've dreamed, just like everyone else. As a toddler, I dreamed of being spider-man a superhero of…
ENG – 102
5 December, 2012
Hall of Famer?
Major League Baseball (MLB) has always been one of the worst offenders of players engaging in questionable behavior. With the MLB featuring as a key example in the steroid debate, how can the Baseball Writers Association of America (BBWAA) electors decide which players are eligible to be inducted into the Hall of Fame? Located in Cooperstown, New York, the National Baseball Hall of Fame is in anticipation for new members. An election…
Values – Dana Hall Case Study
Elaine Betts is addressing Mr. William McMurtrie about changes that might be necessary for the survival of Dana Hall. This imaginary dialogue is based on a case study titled Dana Hall: Funding Mission article by McFarlan, Leonard & Tritter, 2006.
E.B. = You and I certainly have a very serious mission in formulating a new mission for Dana Hall. The present mission of the school has served it well in the past but is it right for the future of Dana Hall?
W. M. =…