Wheelockville District

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Wheelockville Historic District
Wheelockville, a mill village at Uxbridge, MA, 1825.jpg
Wheelockville, a mill village, Luke Taft's 1825 water powered mill, West River
Wheelockville District is located in Massachusetts
Wheelockville District
Wheelockville District is located in the US
Wheelockville District
Location Mendon and Henry streets, Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Area 10 acres (4.0 ha)
Built 1825
Architectural style Greek Revival, Federal
MPS Uxbridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP January 20, 1984

The Wheelockville District is an historic district located at Mendon and Henry streets in the village of Wheelockville in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. It encompasses a collection of modest Federal and Greek Revival period worker housing, built primarily to house families of workers at the nearby Waucantuck Mill Complex. The oldest houses in the area were built c. 1825-35, and include cottages built by the mill owners. A second phase of growth between about 1860 and 1885 resulted in the construction of a number of buildings with vernacular Victorian elements, as well as the somewhat more ornate Italianate Wheelock House at 173 Mendon Street, which was built for a manager at another Uxbridge mill. The district runs roughly along Mendon Street (Massachusetts Route 16) from Hecla Street to the junction of Mendon and Henry Streets, and then along those two streets for about six houses.[2]

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Wheelockville District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-10-02. 

Coordinates: 42°04′52″N 71°36′47″W / 42.081°N 71.613°W / 42.081; -71.613