Buttonwood Park Historic District

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Buttonwood Park Historic District
Formal Garden, Buttonwood Park, New Bedford MA.jpg
Formal Garden in Buttonwood Park
Buttonwood Park Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Buttonwood Park Historic District
Location New Bedford, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°37′55″N 70°57′7″W / 41.63194°N 70.95194°W / 41.63194; -70.95194Coordinates: 41°37′55″N 70°57′7″W / 41.63194°N 70.95194°W / 41.63194; -70.95194
Area 113 acres (46 ha)
Architectural style Colonial Revival, Bungalow/Craftsman
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP August 24, 2000

Buttonwood Park Historic District is a historic district on Kempton Street, Rockdale Avenue, Hawthorne Street and Brownell Avenue in New Bedford, Massachusetts. Its focal point is Buttonwood Park, a 97-acre (39 ha) municipal park planned by Charles Eliot in the 1890s, and part of its surrounding neighborhood. The neighborhood was developed in the first decades of the 20th century as a complement to the park.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2000.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Buttonwood Park Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-16.