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Gt. Barrington Main St. in the BerkshiresGreat Barrington, Mass maintains a small town charm and character while serving as the commercial hub of south Berkshire county. A unique array of fine restaurants anchors the town’s tourism industry today, while Gt. Barrington’s history includes events and persons of world stature. Great Barrington was the site of the first organized resistence to British rule in the colonies, was the birthplace of scholar and political leader W.E.B. DuBois (a founder of the NAACP), and, as the home of inventor William Stanley, was the first municipality with electric streetlights. Cultural center of Gt. Barrington is the Mahaiwe Performing Arts Center.

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Great Barrington, Mass facts:

  • Town Hall: 334 Main St.
  • Phone: (413) 528-3140
  • Population: 7,527
  • Settled/Inc’d: 1726/1761
  • Named for: Viscount Barrington
  • Elevation: 710′

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Writing about Tanglewood concerts and arts and recreation in the Berkshires since the 90s from the town of Lenox, MA.

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