National Register of Historic Places listings in northern Worcester County, Massachusetts

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Location of Worcester County in Massachusetts

This is a list of the National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) designated in northern Worcester County, Massachusetts. It includes listings from all Worcester County communities through which Massachusetts Route 2 passes, and those that lie to their north, this includes the communities of Ashburnham, Ashby, Athol, Fitchburg, Gardner, Harvard, Lancaster, Leominster, Lunenburg, Phillipston, Royalston, Templeton, Westminster, and Winchendon. National Register listings for other communities in the county are listed elsewhere.

Contents: Counties in Massachusetts
This National Park Service list is complete through NPS recent listings posted December 8, 2017.[1]

Cities and towns in northern Worcester County[edit]

[2] Name on the Register[3] Image Date listed[4] Location City or town Description
1 Ashburnham Center Historic District
Ashburnham Center Historic District
January 27, 1999
(#99000050)
Roughly along MA 12 and MA 101 in Ashburnham
42°38′30″N 71°54′43″W / 42.6417°N 71.9119°W / 42.6417; -71.9119 (Ashburnham Center Historic District)
Ashburnham
2 Atherton Bridge
Atherton Bridge
September 19, 1979
(#79000377)
Bolton Rd.
42°26′40″N 71°40′21″W / 42.4444°N 71.6725°W / 42.4444; -71.6725 (Atherton Bridge)
Lancaster
3 Athol High School
Athol High School
February 18, 2011
(#11000022)
494 School St.
42°35′40″N 72°13′13″W / 42.5944°N 72.2203°W / 42.5944; -72.2203 (Athol High School)
Athol This building, which is now residential, is not to be confused with the current high school.
4 Baldwinville Village Historic District
Baldwinville Village Historic District
February 27, 1986
(#86000273)
Roughly Elm and S. Main Sts. between Pleasant St. and Mt. View
42°36′18″N 72°04′38″W / 42.605°N 72.0772°W / 42.605; -72.0772 (Baldwinville Village Historic District)
Templeton
5 Calvinistic Congregational Church
Calvinistic Congregational Church
June 15, 1979
(#79000371)
820 Main St.
42°35′06″N 71°48′19″W / 42.585°N 71.8053°W / 42.585; -71.8053 (Calvinistic Congregational Church)
Fitchburg
6 Cambridge Grant Historic District
Cambridge Grant Historic District
August 20, 2001
(#01000626)
205-287 Russell Hill Rd., 15 Wilker Rd.
42°38′41″N 71°51′44″W / 42.6447°N 71.8622°W / 42.6447; -71.8622 (Cambridge Grant Historic District)
Ashburnham
7 Center Village District
Center Village District
September 15, 1977
(#77000198)
Irregular pattern along Main St.
42°27′26″N 71°40′19″W / 42.4572°N 71.6719°W / 42.4572; -71.6719 (Center Village District)
Lancaster
8 Cluett Peabody & Company
Cluett Peabody & Company
June 8, 1989
(#89000439)
123 1st St.
42°31′34″N 71°45′11″W / 42.526111°N 71.753056°W / 42.526111; -71.753056 (Cluett Peabody & Company)
Leominster
9 Crocker Field Historic District
Crocker Field Historic District
June 14, 2001
(#01000651)
River St.
42°35′44″N 71°48′34″W / 42.5956°N 71.8094°W / 42.5956; -71.8094 (Crocker Field Historic District)
Fitchburg
10 Frances H. and Jonathan Drake House
Frances H. and Jonathan Drake House
January 29, 2008
(#07001488)
21 Franklin St.
42°31′20″N 71°45′41″W / 42.522281°N 71.7615°W / 42.522281; -71.7615 (Frances H. and Jonathan Drake House)
Leominster Underground Railroad in Massachusetts MPS
11 Duck Mill
Duck Mill
May 9, 1985
(#85000982)
60 Duck Mill Rd.
42°34′05″N 71°46′48″W / 42.568°N 71.78°W / 42.568; -71.78 (Duck Mill)
Fitchburg
12 Elm Street Fire Station
Elm Street Fire Station
April 2, 1980
(#80001677)
58 Elm St.
42°34′40″N 71°59′08″W / 42.577778°N 71.985556°W / 42.577778; -71.985556 (Elm Street Fire Station)
Gardner
13 Fay Club
Fay Club
January 31, 1978
(#78000470)
658 Main St.
42°34′59″N 71°48′09″W / 42.5831°N 71.8025°W / 42.5831; -71.8025 (Fay Club)
Fitchburg
14 First Church of Christ, Lancaster
First Church of Christ, Lancaster
December 30, 1970
(#70000897)
Facing the Common
42°27′22″N 71°40′25″W / 42.456089°N 71.673576°W / 42.456089; -71.673576 (First Church of Christ, Lancaster)
Lancaster National Historic Landmark
15 First Minister's House
First Minister's House
November 14, 1979
(#79000372)
186 Elm St.
42°34′26″N 71°59′00″W / 42.573889°N 71.983333°W / 42.573889; -71.983333 (First Minister's House)
Gardner
16 Fitchburg Historical Society
Fitchburg Historical Society
October 3, 2003
(#03000992)
50 Grove St.
42°35′04″N 71°48′10″W / 42.5844°N 71.8028°W / 42.5844; -71.8028 (Fitchburg Historical Society)
Fitchburg
17 Fitchburg Yarn Mill
Fitchburg Yarn Mill
December 6, 2016
(#16000817)
1428 Main St.
42°35′15″N 71°48′48″W / 42.587633°N 71.813271°W / 42.587633; -71.813271 (Fitchburg Yarn Mill)
Fitchburg
18 Fort Devens Historic District
Fort Devens Historic District
June 10, 1993
(#93000437)
Roughly bounded by El Caney St., Antietam St., Sherman Ave., MacArthur Ave. and Buena Vista St.
42°32′46″N 71°36′46″W / 42.5461°N 71.6128°W / 42.5461; -71.6128 (Fort Devens Historic District)
Harvard Extends into Ayer, Middlesex County
19 Founder's Hall
Founder's Hall
April 14, 1980
(#80001678)
Atlantic Union College Campus
42°26′42″N 71°41′10″W / 42.445°N 71.6861°W / 42.445; -71.6861 (Founder's Hall)
Lancaster
20 Fruitlands
Fruitlands
March 19, 1974
(#74001761)
Prospect Hill
42°30′34″N 71°36′45″W / 42.5094°N 71.6125°W / 42.5094; -71.6125 (Fruitlands)
Harvard National Historic Landmark
21 Fruitlands Museums Historic District
Fruitlands Museums Historic District
May 23, 1997
(#97000439)
102 Prospect Hill Rd.
42°29′37″N 71°36′47″W / 42.4936°N 71.6131°W / 42.4936; -71.6131 (Fruitlands Museums Historic District)
Harvard
22 Garbose Building
Garbose Building
April 12, 1983
(#83000609)
3 Pleasant St.
42°34′33″N 71°59′46″W / 42.5758°N 71.9961°W / 42.5758; -71.9961 (Garbose Building)
Gardner
23 Gardner News Building
Gardner News Building
November 14, 1979
(#79000373)
309 Central St.
42°34′35″N 71°59′44″W / 42.5764°N 71.9956°W / 42.5764; -71.9956 (Gardner News Building)
Gardner
24 Gardner Uptown Historic District
Gardner Uptown Historic District
June 3, 1999
(#99000660)
Roughly along Central, Cross, Elm, Green. Glazier, Pearl and Woodland Sts.
42°34′40″N 71°59′04″W / 42.5778°N 71.9844°W / 42.5778; -71.9844 (Gardner Uptown Historic District)
Gardner
25 Harvard Center Historic District
Harvard Center Historic District
September 22, 1997
(#97001091)
Ayer, Still River, Old Littleton, Bolton and Oak Hill Rds, Elm and Fairbanks Sts, Lovers Ln., Mass. Ave. and Old Boston
42°29′52″N 71°35′01″W / 42.497778°N 71.583611°W / 42.497778; -71.583611 (Harvard Center Historic District)
Harvard
26 Harvard Shaker Village Historic District
Harvard Shaker Village Historic District
October 30, 1989
(#89001871)
Roughly Shaker Rd., S. Shaker Rd., and Maple Ln.
42°31′57″N 71°33′33″W / 42.5325°N 71.559167°W / 42.5325; -71.559167 (Harvard Shaker Village Historic District)
Harvard
27 Levi Heywood Memorial Library Building
Levi Heywood Memorial Library Building
December 6, 1979
(#79000374)
28 Pearl St.
42°34′46″N 71°59′09″W / 42.5794°N 71.9858°W / 42.5794; -71.9858 (Levi Heywood Memorial Library Building)
Gardner Now houses the Gardner Museum.
28 Heywood-Wakefield Company Complex
Heywood-Wakefield Company Complex
September 15, 1983
(#83000610)
206 Central St.
42°34′35″N 71°59′27″W / 42.5764°N 71.9908°W / 42.5764; -71.9908 (Heywood-Wakefield Company Complex)
Gardner
29 Lake Street Fire Station
Lake Street Fire Station
March 25, 1980
(#80001676)
2 Lake St.
42°34′37″N 71°59′42″W / 42.576944°N 71.995°W / 42.576944; -71.995 (Lake Street Fire Station)
Gardner
30 Lancaster Industrial School for Girls
Lancaster Industrial School for Girls
October 8, 1976
(#76000301)
Southeast of Lancaster on Old Common Rd.
42°26′35″N 71°39′30″W / 42.4431°N 71.6583°W / 42.4431; -71.6583 (Lancaster Industrial School for Girls)
Lancaster
31 Anthony Lane House
Anthony Lane House
November 7, 1976
(#76000300)
Northeast of Lancaster on Seven Bridge Rd.
42°27′54″N 71°39′58″W / 42.465°N 71.6661°W / 42.465; -71.6661 (Anthony Lane House)
Lancaster
32 Lunenburg Historic District
Lunenburg Historic District
August 24, 1988
(#87001060)
Leominster Rd., Highland St., Oak and Massachusetts Aves., Main St., and Lancaster Ave.
42°35′42″N 71°43′32″W / 42.595°N 71.725556°W / 42.595; -71.725556 (Lunenburg Historic District)
Lunenburg
33 Miss Toy Town Diner
Miss Toy Town Diner
December 4, 2003
(#03001242)
102 Main St.
42°34′27″N 71°59′41″W / 42.574167°N 71.994722°W / 42.574167; -71.994722 (Miss Toy Town Diner)
Gardner
34 Monument Park Historic District
Monument Park Historic District
May 16, 1978
(#78000478)
Monument Park and environs north of Main St.
42°35′01″N 71°48′06″W / 42.583611°N 71.801667°W / 42.583611; -71.801667 (Monument Park Historic District)
Fitchburg
35 Monument Square Historic District
Monument Square Historic District
July 8, 1982
(#82004474)
Main and Water Sts. and Grove Ave.
42°31′37″N 71°45′37″W / 42.526944°N 71.760278°W / 42.526944; -71.760278 (Monument Square Historic District)
Leominster
36 Murdock School
Murdock School
January 28, 1988
(#87002562)
Murdock Ave.
42°41′07″N 72°03′15″W / 42.685278°N 72.054167°W / 42.685278; -72.054167 (Murdock School)
Winchendon
37 North Village Historic District
North Village Historic District
November 23, 1977
(#77000199)
N. Main St.
42°28′16″N 71°40′45″W / 42.4711°N 71.6792°W / 42.4711; -71.6792 (North Village Historic District)
Lancaster
38 Old Centre Historic District
Old Centre Historic District
September 18, 1987
(#87000901)
Roughly Old County and Baldwinsville Rds., Hale St., and Teel Rd.
42°39′43″N 72°02′21″W / 42.661944°N 72.039167°W / 42.661944; -72.039167 (Old Centre Historic District)
Winchendon
39 Old Town Hall
Old Town Hall
June 17, 1987
(#87000876)
1307 Main St.
42°35′32″N 72°13′05″W / 42.5922°N 72.2181°W / 42.5922; -72.2181 (Old Town Hall)
Athol Home to the Athol Historic Society.
40 Parkhill Mill
Parkhill Mill
February 20, 2008
(#08000090)
1 Oak Hill Rd.
42°34′51″N 71°49′18″W / 42.5807°N 71.8218°W / 42.5807; -71.8218 (Parkhill Mill)
Fitchburg
41 Jabez Partridge Homestead
Jabez Partridge Homestead
December 6, 1979
(#79000375)
81 Partridge Rd.
42°33′30″N 71°58′15″W / 42.5583°N 71.9708°W / 42.5583; -71.9708 (Jabez Partridge Homestead)
Gardner
42 Pequoig Hotel
Pequoig Hotel
November 17, 1978
(#78000469)
Main St.
42°35′39″N 72°13′53″W / 42.5942°N 72.2314°W / 42.5942; -72.2314 (Pequoig Hotel)
Athol
43 Phillipston Center Historic District
Phillipston Center Historic District
November 22, 1999
(#99001385)
Roughly along The Common, Baldwinville, Petersham and Templeton Rds.
42°33′03″N 72°08′13″W / 42.5508°N 72.1369°W / 42.5508; -72.1369 (Phillipston Center Historic District)
Phillipston
44 Pine Grove Cemetery
Pine Grove Cemetery
March 12, 2008
(#08000168)
Tremaine and Main Sts.
42°31′54″N 71°45′21″W / 42.5316°N 71.7558°W / 42.5316; -71.7558 (Pine Grove Cemetery)
Leominster
45 Ponakin Bridge
Ponakin Bridge
September 10, 1979
(#79000378)
North of Lancaster off Ponakin Rd.
42°28′52″N 71°41′09″W / 42.4811°N 71.6858°W / 42.4811; -71.6858 (Ponakin Bridge)
Lancaster
46 Royalston Common Historic District
Royalston Common Historic District
December 12, 1976
(#76000304)
Main St., Frye Hill Rd., and Athol Rd.
42°40′39″N 72°11′18″W / 42.6775°N 72.188333°W / 42.6775; -72.188333 (Royalston Common Historic District)
Royalston
47 Safety Fund National Bank
Safety Fund National Bank
April 30, 2009
(#09000252)
470 Main St.
42°34′57″N 71°47′57″W / 42.5826°N 71.7992°W / 42.5826; -71.7992 (Safety Fund National Bank)
Fitchburg
48 Searles Hill Cemetery
Searles Hill Cemetery
September 15, 2011
(#11000665)
Searles Hill Rd.
42°31′54″N 72°07′35″W / 42.531595°N 72.126514°W / 42.531595; -72.126514 (Searles Hill Cemetery)
Phillipston
49 Shirley Shaker Village
Shirley Shaker Village
May 24, 1976
(#76000271)
South of Shirley on Harvard Rd.
42°31′35″N 71°39′06″W / 42.526389°N 71.651667°W / 42.526389; -71.651667 (Shirley Shaker Village)
Lancaster Extends into Shirley in Middlesex County.
50 F.W. Smith Silver Company
F.W. Smith Silver Company
November 14, 1979
(#79000376)
60 Chestnut St.
42°34′43″N 71°59′14″W / 42.578611°N 71.987222°W / 42.578611; -71.987222 (F.W. Smith Silver Company)
Gardner
51 South Lancaster Engine House
South Lancaster Engine House
October 22, 1976
(#76000307)
283 S. Main St.
42°26′35″N 71°41′06″W / 42.443056°N 71.685°W / 42.443056; -71.685 (South Lancaster Engine House)
South Lancaster
52 Still River Baptist Church
Still River Baptist Church
December 13, 1996
(#96001479)
213 Still River Rd.
42°29′29″N 71°37′04″W / 42.491389°N 71.617778°W / 42.491389; -71.617778 (Still River Baptist Church)
Harvard
53 Templeton Common Historic District
Templeton Common Historic District
July 7, 1983
(#83000608)
Athol, Gardner, Hubbardston, Dudley, Wellington, and South Rds.
42°33′21″N 72°04′07″W / 42.555833°N 72.068611°W / 42.555833; -72.068611 (Templeton Common Historic District)
Templeton
54 Templeton Farm Colony
Templeton Farm Colony
January 21, 1994
(#93001485)
126 Royalston Rd.
42°35′59″N 72°07′08″W / 42.5997°N 72.1189°W / 42.5997; -72.1189 (Templeton Farm Colony)
Templeton
55 Nathaniel Thayer Estate
Nathaniel Thayer Estate
July 6, 1976
(#76000302)
438 S. Main St.
42°26′59″N 71°40′43″W / 42.4497°N 71.6786°W / 42.4497; -71.6786 (Nathaniel Thayer Estate)
Lancaster
56 Wachusett Shirt Company
Wachusett Shirt Company
July 8, 1982
(#82004476)
97-100 Water St.
42°31′39″N 71°45′23″W / 42.5275°N 71.7564°W / 42.5275; -71.7564 (Wachusett Shirt Company)
Leominster
57 Frederick Fiske and Gretchen Osgood Warren House
Frederick Fiske and Gretchen Osgood Warren House
December 6, 1996
(#96001466)
42 Bolton Rd.
42°29′21″N 71°35′06″W / 42.4892°N 71.585°W / 42.4892; -71.585 (Frederick Fiske and Gretchen Osgood Warren House)
Harvard
58 Wellington Piano Case Company Building
Wellington Piano Case Company Building
May 31, 1984
(#84002922)
54 Green St.
42°32′06″N 71°45′21″W / 42.535°N 71.7558°W / 42.535; -71.7558 (Wellington Piano Case Company Building)
Leominster
59 West Gardner Square Historic District
West Gardner Square Historic District
December 30, 1985
(#85003185)
Roughly bounded by City Hall Ave., Pleasant, Connors, Parker, and Central Sts., and Providence & Worcester Railroad tracks.
42°34′29″N 71°59′43″W / 42.5747°N 71.9953°W / 42.5747; -71.9953 (West Gardner Square Historic District)
Gardner
60 Westminster Village-Academy Hill Historic District
Westminster Village-Academy Hill Historic District
June 23, 1983
(#83000612)
Bacon, Adams, Main, Dawley, Academy Hill, Leominster, and Pleasant Sts.
42°32′37″N 71°54′41″W / 42.5436°N 71.9114°W / 42.5436; -71.9114 (Westminster Village-Academy Hill Historic District)
Westminster
61 Enoch Whitmore House
Enoch Whitmore House
January 9, 2008
(#07001362)
12 Daniels Ln.
42°41′24″N 71°58′15″W / 42.6900°N 71.9709°W / 42.6900; -71.9709 (Enoch Whitmore House)
Ashburnham Underground Railroad in Massachusetts MPS
62 Whitney & Company
Whitney & Company
June 8, 1989
(#89000440)
142 Water St.
42°31′42″N 71°45′13″W / 42.5283°N 71.7536°W / 42.5283; -71.7536 (Whitney & Company)
Leominster
63 Whitney Tavern
Whitney Tavern
June 12, 1996
(#96000304)
11 Patriots Rd.
42°33′53″N 72°01′37″W / 42.5647°N 72.0269°W / 42.5647; -72.0269 (Whitney Tavern)
Gardner and Templeton
64 F. A. Whitney Carriage Company Complex Historic District
F. A. Whitney Carriage Company Complex Historic District
June 23, 1988
(#88000716)
Off 124 Water St.
42°31′45″N 71°45′18″W / 42.5292°N 71.755°W / 42.5292; -71.755 (F. A. Whitney Carriage Company Complex Historic District)
Leominster
65 Winchendon Village Historic District
Winchendon Village Historic District
September 1, 1993
(#92000056)
Roughly, N side Central St. from Summer to Front Sts. and N side Front from Academy to Spring Sts.
42°40′54″N 72°03′00″W / 42.6817°N 72.0501°W / 42.6817; -72.0501 (Winchendon Village Historic District)
Winchendon
66 Ahijah Wood House
Ahijah Wood House
September 17, 1987
(#87000374)
175 Worcester Rd.
42°31′21″N 71°53′35″W / 42.5225°N 71.8931°W / 42.5225; -71.8931 (Ahijah Wood House)
Westminster Incorrectly listed at 174 Worcester Rd.
67 Ezra Wood-Levi Warner Place
Ezra Wood-Levi Warner Place
July 7, 1983
(#83000614)
165 Depot Rd.
42°33′28″N 71°52′23″W / 42.5578°N 71.8731°W / 42.5578; -71.8731 (Ezra Wood-Levi Warner Place)
Westminster
68 Nathan Wood House
Nathan Wood House
September 16, 1987
(#87000375)
164 Worcester Rd.
42°31′19″N 71°53′30″W / 42.522°N 71.8917°W / 42.522; -71.8917 (Nathan Wood House)
Westminster

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "National Register of Historic Places: Weekly List Actions". National Park Service, United States Department of the Interior. Retrieved on December 8, 2017.
  2. ^ Numbers represent an ordering by significant words. Various colorings, defined here, differentiate National Historic Landmarks and historic districts from other NRHP buildings, structures, sites or objects.
  3. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-24). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  4. ^ The eight-digit number below each date is the number assigned to each location in the National Register Information System database, which can be viewed by clicking the number.