Ginny Landis and Solomon K. Eaton
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About Solomon Keith Eaton (1806 - 1872)
Solomon was the architect of the historic Middleborough Town Hall. One story says that he passed away before the building was finished ~ and may be one of the “orbs” still present in the building. While the role of Solomon K. Eaton as architect of Middleborough Town Hall has long been recognized, Eaton’s other contributions to Middleborough are lesser known. One industrial building in Middleborough for which Eaton was responsible was the Star Mill complex built in 1863 for the manufacture of woolen cloth. Eaton was active in civic affairs, being a church deacon and serving in the state legislature. Another amazing fact of his life is that he volunteered for the Union Army during the Civil War at age 55. His unit saw action in North Carolina. He is buried at Cushing Cemetery in Mattapoisett, MA.
About Ginny Landis
Ginny Landis grew up in Shirley and Nantucket Massachusetts. She attended schools in Natick, Chestnut Hill and Boston. Mrs. Landis is a graduate of Boston University where she studied Special Education and Business Administration and received her Bachelor’s of Science in Business Administration degree. She and her family moved to Middleborough in the mid-1980s and she immediately began volunteering in town.
Ginny s sole proprietor of CAN-DO Business Services, which she founded in 1990. She serves as Chairman of the Board of Registrars and is Treasurer of Middleborough on the Move, Inc. She has served on the Charter Study Committee, and the Data Processing Review Committee. She was the chairman of the Memorial Junior High School Building Committee, which was responsible for renovating the building now known as the Memorial Early Childhood Center. She was a part time teacher for Kinyon Campbell Business School when it offered classes at Middleborough High School. She volunteered in the elementary schools and sponsored and ran a Great Books class for advanced students in the 5th grade.