Methuen is a city in Essex County, Massachusetts. The population was 43,789 at the 2000 census. Methuen was first settled in 1642 and was officially incorporated in 1726; it is named for the British diplomat Sir Paul Methuen.
Points of interest:
- Methuen Memorial Music Hall was built specifically to house the Great Organ, built originally by Walcker Orgelbau for the Boston Music Hall, and procured by philanthropist and city benefactor Edward Francis Searles more than a century ago. The organ case, which in approximate terms is as large as a typical house, is ornate, and features a bust of J.S. Bach as a central ornament.
- The landmark Nevins Memorial Library, founded in 1868 by David Nevins Sr, the building of this grand brick and stained glass library wasn't completed until after his death.