Longmeadow Historic District

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Longmeadow Historic District
First Church of Christ, Longmeadow MA.jpg
First Church of Christ
Longmeadow Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Longmeadow Historic District
Longmeadow Historic District is located in the US
Longmeadow Historic District
Location Longmeadow, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°2′57″N 72°34′59″W / 42.04917°N 72.58306°W / 42.04917; -72.58306Coordinates: 42°2′57″N 72°34′59″W / 42.04917°N 72.58306°W / 42.04917; -72.58306
Built 1713
Architect Multiple
Architectural style Mid 19th Century Revival, Colonial Revival, Mixed (more Than 2 Styles From Different Periods)
NRHP reference #

82000490

[1]
Added to NRHP November 12, 1982

The Longmeadow Historic District is a historic district encompassing the village green of Longmeadow, Massachusetts and properties in its immediate vicinity. The district acquired local protection in 1973 and was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1982.[2]

Longmeadow's village green was laid out in the early 18th century, and it is the area around which the town center developed. The green itself saw a variety of uses, and was only formally turned into a park late in the 19th century. The buildings that face the green for the most part date from the 18th and 19th centuries; the principal 20th century structures are the public library building (a brick Colonial Revival structure built in 1932), Town Hall (1930), and the Center School (built 1928, modern annex added in the 1950s). The Old Country Store (1805) is the only commercial building in the district, and there is only one church, the First Congregational (1768). The oldest house (of more than 40 in the district) dates to 1725, while the latest date to the 1910s.[2] The district was named as one of the 1,000 places to visit in Massachusetts by the Great Places in Massachusetts Commission.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Longmeadow Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-12-11. 
  3. ^ http://www.boston.com/news/local/massachusetts/articles/2010/07/12/1000_places_to_visit/