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Bacon Morse Historic District

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Built  1789
MPS  Southbridge MRA
Opened  1789
Added to NRHP  22 June 1989
Architectural style  Greek Revival, Federal
NRHP Reference #  89000602
Area  40 ha
Bacon-Morse Historic District
Nearest city  Southbridge, Massachusetts
Address  Southbridge, MA 01550, USA

The Bacon-Morse Historic District encompasses a historic rural village center in Southbridge, Massachusetts. It consists of a collection of houses and barns, as well as a cemetery, at the intersection of North Woodstock and Tipton Rock Roads. Its name comes from the early settlers of the area, who included families named Morse and Bacon. The area once also included a tavern and a schoolhouse, but these were demolished some years ago.

The most notable structure in the district is the Freeman-Pratt House, which is one of the best-preserved Federal style farmhouses in Southbridge. The oldest portion of the house is a 1-1/2 story five section that is now an ell on a two story main structure. The house features a fanlight over the front door, with pilasters and sidelights surrounding the door. A barn from the 19th century also survives on the property.

In addition to the Freeman-Pratt House, there are 4 other houses in the district, two of which are Greek Revival, one is Late Victorian, and the last is a 1910 construction of unidentified style. The Morse Cemetery, formally established in 1789, is estimated to contain over 200 graves, many predating 1840.

The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

References

Bacon-Morse Historic District Wikipedia


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