Oakdale Village Historic District

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Oakdale Village Historic District
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Oakdale Village Historic District is located in Massachusetts
Oakdale Village Historic District
Oakdale Village Historic District is located in the US
Oakdale Village Historic District
Location West Boylston, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°23′20″N 71°47′48″W / 42.38889°N 71.79667°W / 42.38889; -71.79667Coordinates: 42°23′20″N 71°47′48″W / 42.38889°N 71.79667°W / 42.38889; -71.79667
Built 1780
Architectural style Greek Revival, Italianate, Gothic
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 5, 1996

The Oakdale Village Historic District is a historic district encompassing the small 19th-century village of Oakdale in West Boylston, Massachusetts. Located at the confluence of the Stillwater and Quinepoxet Rivers near their outlet into the Wachusett Reservoir, the village consists mainly of Greek Revival houses, although later Victorian styles are also present in smaller numbers. Its state of preservation is partly because development in the area was effectively halted when the process of building the reservoir began in the 1890s. A significant portion of the village was destroyed to make way for the reservoir, and railroads and industry were forced to relocate.[2]

The district was added to 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 record for Oakdale Village Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-07.