Oliver Mill Park
Muttock Historic and Archeological District
|Nearest city||Middleborough, Massachusetts|
|Architectural style||Georgian, Federal|
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|Added to NRHP||May 18, 2000|
Oliver Mill Park is a municipal park on Nemasket Street in Middleborough, Massachusetts. It the remains of a major 18th century industrial complex developed by Peter Oliver, which included several mills, a blast furnace, and forge. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2000 as the Muttock Historic and Archeological District.
Prior to its industrial uses it was used by Native Americans, who had established fishing weirs at the site. In 1734, the first mill was built at the site, and in 1744 it was purchased and its enlargement begun by Peter Oliver. At its height, the complex Oliver built was one of the largest villages in the area, manufacturing cannonballs and cannons of various sizes, as well as more prosaic household goods. In the 19th century it was used in the manufacture of shovels, but it closed in 1843 and was abandoned.
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- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "MACRIS inventory record for Muttock Historic and Archeological District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-28.
- "About Middleborough". Town of Middleborough. Retrieved 2015-09-09.
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