Fisherville Historic District

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Fisherville Historic District
Ferry Street home in Fisherville.JPG
A Ferry Street home
Fisherville Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Fisherville Historic District
Fisherville Historic District is located in the US
Fisherville Historic District
Location Grafton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°10′37″N 71°41′40″W / 42.17694°N 71.69444°W / 42.17694; -71.69444Coordinates: 42°10′37″N 71°41′40″W / 42.17694°N 71.69444°W / 42.17694; -71.69444
Architectural style Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP February 16, 1996

The Fisherville Historic District is a historic district encompassing one of the four 19th century industrial villages of Grafton, Massachusetts. The area's first industrial activity was in 1831-2, when Peter Farnum (who had a mill at Farnumsville) and business partners built a brick mill there. A densely packed residential area grew around the mill complex, which achieved its present configuration c. 1909. The largest period of growth in terms of residential housing was in the last two decades of the 19th century, when a significant number of Italianate and Queen Anne worker houses were built.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1996.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory for Fisherville Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-23.