Bellingham Square Historic District

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Bellingham Square Historic District
Bellingham Square Historic District Chelsea MA 02.jpg
City Hall
Bellingham Square Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Bellingham Square Historic District
Location Chelsea, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°23′34″N 71°2′0″W / 42.39278°N 71.03333°W / 42.39278; -71.03333Coordinates: 42°23′34″N 71°2′0″W / 42.39278°N 71.03333°W / 42.39278; -71.03333
Built 1908
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Classical Revival, Other
Governing body U.S. Postal Service
NRHP Reference #

85000030

[1]
Added to NRHP January 3, 1985
Chelsea Central Fire Station

Bellingham Square Historic District is a historic district in Chelsea, Massachusetts roughly bounded by Broadway, Shawmut, Chestnut, and Shurtleff Streets.[2]

The district was built largely in 1908, after the Great Chelsea Fire of that year, which leveled nearly half the city.[3]

The square is home to the Chelsea Public Library and Bunker Hill Community College. In addition to its main campus in the Charlestown neighborhood of Boston, BHCC operates a campus in the square providing higher education and job training opportunities to residents of Chelsea, Revere, Everett, East Boston, Winthrop and other surrounding communities. BHCC has operated a second campus in Chelsea since 1987.[4] The campus, located in a former post office in historic Bellingham Square, was inaugurated in 1998 after being housed at several temporary sites around the city. The two-story brick structure was originally built in 1910, but had been vacant for a decade before being donated to the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.[5]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ Jack Tager; Jennifer L. Herman (1 December 2008). Massachusetts Encyclopedia. North American Book Dist LLC. pp. 1–. ISBN 978-1-878592-65-1. 
  3. ^ Margaret Harriman Clarke (2004). Chelsea in the 20th Century. Arcadia Publishing. pp. 29–. ISBN 978-0-7385-3628-6. 
  4. ^ "Chelsea Campus". bhcc.edu. Bunker Hill Community College. Retrieved 13 December 2013. 
  5. ^ "Rehabilitation of the Chelsea Post Office. 1997". preservationnation.org. National Trust for Historic Preservation. 10 June 1998. Retrieved 13 December 2013.