South Hingham Historic District

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South Hingham Historic District
Second Parish Church, Hingham MA.jpg
Second Parish Church
South Hingham Historic District is located in Massachusetts
South Hingham Historic District
South Hingham Historic District is located in the US
South Hingham Historic District
Location Hingham, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°12′40″N 70°53′6″W / 42.21111°N 70.88500°W / 42.21111; -70.88500Coordinates: 42°12′40″N 70°53′6″W / 42.21111°N 70.88500°W / 42.21111; -70.88500
Area 224.5 acres (90.9 ha)
Architect multiple
Architectural style Colonial, Federal, Greek Revival
NRHP reference #

98000838

[1]
Added to NRHP July 24, 1998

The South Hingham Historic District is a historic district roughly along Main St., from Cushing St. to Tower Brook Road in Hingham, Massachusetts. This area of Main Street is predominantly residential, and is distinctive for its boulevard-like character, which was envisioned in town planning documents as early as the late 17th century. A significant feature of the area is the presence of conservation land behind the properties on much of this stretch of Main Street, which has effectively throttled large-scale development. These properties include the Jacob Meadow, Mildred Cushing Woods, and Crooked Meadow River Area. The oldest structure in the district is the 1650 Edward Wilder House at 597 Main Street.[2]

The district was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1998.[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. ^ "NRHP nomination for South Hingham Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-08-01.