Head of the River Historic District

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Head of the River Historic District
NewBedfordMA HeadOfTheRiver.jpg
Houses on the New Bedford side of the river
Head of the River Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Head of the River Historic District
Location Acushnet and New Bedford, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°40′54″N 70°55′9″W / 41.68167°N 70.91917°W / 41.68167; -70.91917Coordinates: 41°40′54″N 70°55′9″W / 41.68167°N 70.91917°W / 41.68167; -70.91917
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 09000965[1]
Added to NRHP December 2, 2009

The Head of the River Historic District is a historic district encompassing a village area at the head of navigation of the Acushnet River, which separates Acushnet and New Bedford, Massachusetts. The village is centered at the junction of Tarkin Hill Road, River Road, and Mill Road in New Bedford, and Main Street in Acushnet. The area went through two significant periods of development: the first was in the late 18th and early 19th century, and the second was in the early 20th century. The oldest buildings are clustered close to the bridge carrying Main Street/Tarkin Hill Road across the river, while later development extends eastward along Main Street in Acushnet.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2009.[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 Head of the River Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-07.