Park Square Historic District (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)

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Park Square Historic District
First Church of Christ, Pittsfield MA.jpg
First Church of Christ
Park Square Historic District (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Park Square Historic District (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)
Park Square Historic District (Pittsfield, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Park Square Historic District (Pittsfield, Massachusetts)
Location Pittsfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°26′54″N 73°15′12″W / 42.44833°N 73.25333°W / 42.44833; -73.25333Coordinates: 42°26′54″N 73°15′12″W / 42.44833°N 73.25333°W / 42.44833; -73.25333
Built 1810
Architect Peabody & Stearns; Et al.
Architectural style Gothic Revival, Federal
NRHP reference #

75001911

[1]
Added to NRHP July 24, 1975

The Park Square Historic District is a historic district in Pittsfield, Massachusetts. The district is centered on the historic heart of Pittsfield encompassing a number city blocks adjacent to Park Square, which is at the junction of North, South, East, and West Streets.

When first listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975, the district encompassed the park and eight buildings that faced it, including the Old Town Hall, the county courthouse, the Berkshire Athaneum, and the First Church of Christ.[2] In December 1991, the boundaries were expanded to the area roughly bounded by East Housatonic, South, North and Fenn Streets, and Wendell Avenue, adding 39 buildings to the district. Notable buildings included in this extension include the present City Hall (a repurposed post office building), the Berkshire Life Insurance Company Building, the Allen Hotel, the Berkshire Museum of Art and Natural History, and the Masonic temple.[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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Park Square Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-11-27. 
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for boundary expansion of Park Square Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2013-11-27.