Sullivan's Corner Historic District

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Sullivan's Corner Historic District
NorfolkMA 23SeekonkStreet.jpg
23 Seekonk Street
Sullivan's Corner Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Sullivan's Corner Historic District
Location Roughly the junction of Main, Needham, & Seekonk Sts., Norfolk, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°07′14″N 71°18′39″W / 42.12056°N 71.31083°W / 42.12056; -71.31083Coordinates: 42°07′14″N 71°18′39″W / 42.12056°N 71.31083°W / 42.12056; -71.31083
Area 18 acres (7.3 ha)
Architect Unknown
Governing body Local
NRHP Reference #

12000340

[1]
Added to NRHP June 15, 2012

Sullivan's Corner Historic District is a historic district encompassing a historical rural crossroads in northeastern Norfolk, Massachusetts. The 18-acre (7.3 ha) district includes Norfolk's oldest cemetery, established c. 1736, and five 18th- to early 20th-century buildings currently used as residences. The core of the old cemetery is on the northeast corner of Seekonk and Main Streets, and the cemetery was enlarged north and east from that point in the 19th century. Four of the five houses in the district face the cemetery across Seekonk Street; the fifth, 1 Needham Street, lies across Main Street at the corner, and is one of Norfolk's best-preserved Greek Revival buildings. The building on the corner's northwest corner, Sullivan's Store, was built c. 1913, and is still somewhat recognizable as a corner store of the period, despite its conversion to residential use. It is Norfolk's only commercial building from that period.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.[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 Sullivan's Corner Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-04.