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Middlefield Center Historic District

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NRHP Reference #  12000827
Added to NRHP  3 October 2012
Middlefield Center Historic District
Location  Middlefield, Massachusetts

The Middlefield Center Historic District encompasses the historic village center of Middlefield, Massachusetts. It is centered on the junction of Skyline Trail, the main north-south road, with Bell and Town Hill Roads. The district was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2012.

Permanent settlement of Middlefield began c. 1770, and the center area was one of the first places to be cleared. After the town was incorporated in 1783, the townspeople established a meetinghouse in the area, and it began to grow as the center of the new town's civic life. During the 19th century the center retained its sense as an agricultural village center, bolstered by the establishment of fairgrounds and an agricultural hall in the 1850s. Most of the village's historic development was along Skyline Trail, where most of the district's contributing properties lie; the rest lie along Bell Road, leading from the center toward the fairground (which is also part of the district).

References

Middlefield Center Historic District Wikipedia


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