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Big Chair on Elm Street, Gardner MA

Chairs a Big Part of Gardner MA

Gardner’s Big Chair is certainly part of the Chair City’s history of the past 100 years. The latest version was made in 1976 and refurbished by Maki Corp in 2011. The Big Chair is a tourist attraction for those visiting Gardner.

Gardner Magazine has an entire page devoted to the Big Chair and Gardner’s furniture heritage. CLICK HERE

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Chairs of the Week – First Congregational Church

There’s another “Chair Attraction” which may not be as well known, but is certainly quite visible. The “Chairs of the Week” are on constant display at the First Congregational Church in Gardner. There is one chair for every day. We are sure they are meant to illustrate the desire of the congregation to SHARE the joy of the gospel with anyone who chooses to enter. Website, CLICK HERE

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Chairs of Gardner

In Downtown Gardner, the chair on the street sign reminds everyone of Gardner’s furniture-making heritage. The sign is located where Central, Main, and West Lynde Streets meet.

As you enter Gardner the sign says, “Welcome to Gardner, The Chair City.”

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Chairs of Gardner
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Gardner PD Headquarters

The Headquarters of the Gardner Police Department is constructed so that the entrance is in the shape of a chair. The building was finished in 2015.

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Gardner Police Headquarters
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Gardner Museum Gardner MA

The Gardner Museum showcases the history of the Chair City. View the museum Calendar of Events, CLICK HERE.

The Gardner Museum, formerly the Library when it was built, has a chair in its design. Video shows part of its historical chair collections. Website, CLICK HERE

Gardner Museum August 2021 closeup chair
Gardner Museum Chair