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North Village Historic District

Lancaster Town, Worcester County, MA

The North Village District, once known as Union Village, is a fine example of a rural nineteenth century community, and forms a significant architectural unit. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1977. North Village has a small green at the eastern end of the district. The historic district is roughly defined geographically by the Nashua River on the west, the Ponakin Brook on the north, a small brook on the south, and a series of hills on the east. The oldest house is c.1717. The architecture in the district incorporates various Federal and Greek Revival details. The houses vary in size and design, but are unified by their common building materials and setting. In the North Village, 22 buildings and homes received National Register Status. In 2006, the number went to 21 because one of Lancaster's only remaining inns (Fisher's Inn c. 1810) was sold, dismantled and is to be moved to Ohio where it will be rebuilt. The buildings and homes in this district date from 1717 - 1929." (Lancaster Historical Commission) [1]

  1. Lancaster Master Plan, 2007, Chapter CI, Historic and Cultural Resources, www.ci.lancaster.ma.us, accessed June, 2001

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Street Names
Lunenburg Road • Main Street • Otis Street • Route 117 • Route 70 • Shirley Road