Northfield Inn collection
The Northfield Inn collection consists of documents and ephemera related to the management of the inn, which includes business-related and guest-related documents and ephemera.
- Collection Name
- Northfield Inn collection
- Collection Code
- A collection of documents and ephemera related to the Northfield Inn.\n
- Physical Description
13 folders (1 box)
- Finding Aid Info
An electronic finding aid is available through Historic New England's Collections Access Portal. A paper finding aid is available in the Library & Archives.
- Collection Type
- Corporate Records
- Description Level
- Reference Code
The Northfield Inn, East Northfield, Massachusetts, was built in 1888 by evangelist, Dwight L. Moody, to accommodate summer visitors attending his religious conferences. Built on 60 uncultivated acres of the former Oran Holton Farm, the 37-bedroom hotel was used by Moody as the Northfield Bible Training School in its early years. The inn was renovated in later years to total 120 guest rooms. In 1930, the 125-acre Schell Estate was purchased and added to the inn. The house on that property, The Chateau, was used as guest rooms for the inn. The Northfield Inn closed its doors permanently on November 22, 1976.
The collection is arranged in two series:
Series I. Business-related materials, 1917-1976, undated
Series II. Guest-related materials, 1903-1975, undated
- Other People
Moody, Dwight Lyman, 1837-1899
- Other Organizations
- Descriptive Terms
East Northfield (Northfield, Franklin county, Massachusetts) [neighborhood]
This collection is available for research.
- Physical Access Restrictions
There are no physical restrictions on this collection.
There are no technical restrictions on this collection.
- Preferred Citation
Item identification. Box #, folder #. Northfield Inn Collection (CC012). Historic New England, Library & Archives.
- Processing Information
This collection was processed by Susan Jarvis, 2015.
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