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Juniper Hall, Shrewsbury, Massachusetts: Juniper Hall

Estate and Garden owned by Matthew and Gertrude (Clarke) Whittall

At a Glance

Matthew Whittall and his second wife, Gertrude, built a summer home and established gardens on 100 acres of land  in Shrewsbury, MA in 1911. The site had spectacular views of Lake Quinsigamond and beyond to Mt. Wachusett and Mt. Monadnock. 




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1843 Matthew John Whittall born in Kidderminster, Worcestershire, ENG

1848 Helen Paget born in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, ENG

1867 Gertrude Littlefield Clarke born in Bellevue, Sarpy, NE

1868 married Helen Paget in Stourport-on-Severn, Worcestershire, ENG

1871 Amy Constance Jane Whittall born

1874 Matthew Percival Whittal born

1876 Edgeworth J. Paget Whittall born

1895 Helen (Paget) Whittall died in Worcester, Worcester, MA – buried at Hope cemetery

1906 Married Gertrude Littlefield Clark in Omaha, NE

1911-12 Juniper Hall built by Norcross Brothers

1922 Matthew John Whittall died in Shrewsbury, Worcester, MA – buried at Hope cemetery

1927 Juniper Hall deeded to the Massachusetts Grand Lodge of Masons for a Masonic Hospital

1934 Gertrude Whittall leaves New England for Washington, D.C. and becomes a major musical and fine arts philanthropist for the Library of Congress

1965 Gertrude Whittall dies in Washington, DC (buried at Hope Cemetery)

1976 Town of Shrewsbury purchased the property

1979 Juniper Hall buildings demolished

2005 Friends of Prospect Park incorporated


Shrewsbury Michael P. Perna Arcadia Publishing, 2001 - History - 128 pages


This guide provided by CBHL