Old Barn (Canton, Massachusetts)

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Old Barn
Old Barn at Brookwood Farm MA 04.jpg
West and south faces
Old Barn (Canton, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Old Barn (Canton, Massachusetts)
Location Off Blue Hill River Road in Canton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°12′25.5″N 71°6′39.8″W / 42.207083°N 71.111056°W / 42.207083; -71.111056Coordinates: 42°12′25.5″N 71°6′39.8″W / 42.207083°N 71.111056°W / 42.207083; -71.111056
Built 1690
Governing body Local
MPS Blue Hills and Neponset River Reservations MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP September 25, 1980

The Old Barn is a historic barn off Blue Hill River Road in Canton, Massachusetts.

Based on the construction methods used, it is estimated to have been built between 1690 and 1720,[2] and is the oldest building on Brookwood Farm. It is currently undergoing a major restoration undertaken by the North Bennet Street School. They have removed the oldest 20-by-20-foot (6.1 m × 6.1 m) section for major work to repair rot and insect damage. It is expected to be returned to the site in 2010 or 2011.[dated info] All of the photographs here are of the portions of the barn built after the original barn.

The barn was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Old Barn on September 25, 1980.[1]


East face 
North and west faces 
Great Blue Hill in background 
Weathervane. The cock's tail is in the barn. 

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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 Old Barn". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-26.