Grafton Common Historic District

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Grafton Common Historic District
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Grafton Common Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Grafton Common Historic District
Grafton Common Historic District is located in the US
Grafton Common Historic District
Location Grafton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°12′22″N 71°41′10″W / 42.20611°N 71.68611°W / 42.20611; -71.68611Coordinates: 42°12′22″N 71°41′10″W / 42.20611°N 71.68611°W / 42.20611; -71.68611
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Greek Revival, Late Victorian, Federal
NRHP Reference # 88000707 [1]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1988

The Grafton Common Historic District encompasses the historic village center of Grafton, Massachusetts. The center consists of a number of buildings arrayed around a roughly oval common, which were mostly built in the middle of the 19th century. Later development was significantly reduced because the area was bypassed by the railroads. The common was laid out in 1728, when the area was first settled by colonists, and is enclosed by an 1845 fence built out of granite posts and wooden rails. Prominent buildings surrounding the common include the 1863 Italianate Unitarian Church, the 1833 Greek Revival Congregational Church, and the 1805 Federal style Grafton Inn.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1988.[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 record for Grafton Common Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-23.