Forge Village Historic District

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Forge Village Historic District
Abbott Worsted Company 1910, Forge Village, MA.jpg
Abbott Worsted Company 1910
Forge Village Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Forge Village Historic District
Forge Village Historic District is located in the US
Forge Village Historic District
Location Westford, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°34′51″N 71°28′58″W / 42.58083°N 71.48278°W / 42.58083; -71.48278Coordinates: 42°34′51″N 71°28′58″W / 42.58083°N 71.48278°W / 42.58083; -71.48278
Area 250 acres (100 ha)
Architect Harrington, P. Henry; et al.
Architectural style Colonial, Federal
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP May 2, 2002

The Forge Village Historic District of Westford, Massachusetts encompasses one of the town's historic 19th century mill villages. The focal point of the district is the mill complex of the Abbot Worsted Company, around which the village expanded after its founding in 1854. Prior to its founding the area was the site of a number of blacksmithies and iron forging operations, and was the site of a fulling mill in the 18th century. The center of the district is at the junction of East and West Prescott Streets with Pleasant Street, radiating away to ballfields on West Prescott, Abbot Street at Pleasant, and just beyond Orchard Street on East Prescott. Worker housing occupies a number of adjacent streets in the area.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Forge Village Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-04.