Lanesborough MA Historic House Plaque Program has been selected by the Lanesborough MA 250th Committee to create hand lettered and painted historic house sign plaques for about 40 historic houses and historic properties to commemorate the 250th anniversary of Lanesborough, Massachusetts. This page is created to be a clearinghouse of information for Lanesborough MA homeowners.

Lanesborough has selected the 15″ x 9″ rectangle solid Western Red Cedar sign plaque for the standard house plaque. An example of this hand painted and hand lettered sign is photographed above.

Questions and comments regarding the Lanesborough sign program can be posted here on this page by entering the comment in the field below. Registering as a user is not required. Responses to common questions will be posted here as well.

potter-500For a select number of historic properties, the 16″ x 12″ camelback shape solid cedar sign was selected. It is pictured at the right.

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  1. Lanesborough plan for historic and tour signs rbb 3-28-15

    All signs 5/4” solid cedar with ogee routed edges
    All signs painted w/ cream/white background & blue lettering (pantone 293)– some people are suggesting we use black, not blue letters/numbers. Comments welcome.

    First “release”—26 signs for delivery ASAP:
    6 Camel Back signs — 16”w X 12”h — $ each
    Constitution Hill 1788 Bonfire for Constitution vote
    Pettibone Cemetery c. 1782
    Center Cemetery 1771
    Talcott Cemetery 1773
    Mountain View Cemetery 1999 Not on tour
    Riverside Cemetery 1875 Not on tour
    20 Rectangular signs; 15”w X 9”h — $ each, plus $15 if 3rd line needed, plus one-time charge of $x to match p.m.s. 193 for the blue
    Four signs—Equal emphasis, name and date ($95 each)
    Stone School 1832
    Jonathan Smith 1740-1802  Buried here 
    Josh Billings 1818-1885  Buried here 
      William Bradley 1730-1824 Buried here
    Five signs—Three lines, last one smaller font ($110 each)
    Berkshire Glassworks 1847 Best glass in U.S.A.
    Pettibone House c. 1789 Natl. Historic Register
    King Elmer c. 1765 Mass. champion elm
    Jonathan Smith 1740-1802 Buried here
    Josh Billings 1818-1885 Buried here
    Seven signs—Lanesborough Standard (date emphasized) ($ each)
    Registry of Deeds c. 1827
    Abial Platt c. 1830
    Union Chapel 1887
    William Bradley 1762
    Tyrrell family c. 1810
    Berkshire Village school 1871
    Baptist Rectory c. 1810
    More signs to be confirmed 4/1—“Lanesborough Standard”; houses not on tour
    Joshua T. Morey 1810 (Bartons, Kessler Rd.)

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