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  Massachusetts
Amesbury
Lowell's Boat Shop
459 Main Street
Amesbury MA  01913
Phone
978 388-0162
Web Site http://www.lowellsboatshop.org/
Alt Web http://www.essexheritage.org/Lowells_boat_shop.htm
Description  boat shop in continuous operation since 1793, open for tours and boat rentals
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus Industrial
Era  1793

 

  Amesbury

  Rocky Hill Meetinghouse

  4 Elm Street

  Amesbury  MA  01913    

  Phone  508 227-3956

  Web Site http://www.historicnewengland.org/visit/homes/rocky.htm

  Alt Web http://www.essexheritage.org/sites/rocky_hill.shtml

  Description  New England style church from 18th century

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building

  Building Type  Church

  Era  1785

  Owner/Operator:  Historic New England

  New or Updated:  5/1/2007

 
  Massachusetts
Arlington
Old Schwamb Mill
17 Mill Lane
Arlington MA 02476
Phone 781 643-0554
Web Site http://www.oldschwambmill.org/home.html
Description still-working belt driven machinery in water-powered mill 135+ years old
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Industrial
Building Type Mill
Era 1860
New or Updated: 06/15/2003

Massachusetts
Barnstable
Donald G Trayser Memorial Museum
3353 Main Street
Route 6A
Barnstable MA 02630
Phone 617 362-2092
Alt Phone 617 790-6270
Web Site http://www.barnstable-patriot.com/trayser/
Description 3 buildings including c. 1690 jail, custom house & carriage house
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Local History
Building Type Civic
Era 1856
New or Updated: 06/20/2003

 

 

  

 

Massachusetts
Boston
Old North Church
193 Salem Street
Boston MA  02113
Phone
Web Site http://www.oldnorth.com/main.htm
E-mail  mailto:giftshop@oldnorth.com
Description the church whose steeple held the lanterns that signaled Paul Revere's famous ride - still an active congregation
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Garden
Building Type  Church
Era  1723

Massachusetts
Boston
Old South Meeting House
310 Washington Street
Boston  MA  02108    
 
Phone  617 482-6439
 
Web Site  http://www.oldsouthmeetinghouse.org/
 
Description  one of the major meeting places in Revolutionary-era Boston.  The Boston                      Tea Party was launched here
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Era  Revolutionary War
 
New or Updated:  07/07/2003

Massachusetts
Boston
Old State House/Bostonian Society
206 Washington Street
Boston  MA  02109 
  Phone  617 730-1713
 
Web Site  http://www.bostonhistory.org/old_state_hs_hist.html
 
Description  seat of government before the Revolution, now a museum and library                         specializing in Boston
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Local History
 
Building Type  Capitol
 
Nature of Group or Site  Government
 
Research /Reading  Library
 
Era      1713
 
New or Updated:  07/08/2003

 

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  MA

  Bourne

  Aptucxet Trading Post

  24 Aptuckxet Road

  PO Box 3095

  Bourne  MA  02532    

  Phone  508 759-8167

  Web Site http://www.bournehistoricalsoc.org/

  Alt Web http://plymoutharch.tripod.com/parp/id20.html

  Description  reconstructed trading post, salt works, other buildings

  Type of Resource  Historic Place

  Primary Focus  Building Collection

  Building Type  Trading Post

  Era 1627

  Owner/Operator:  Bourne Historical Society

  New or Updated:  7/2/2007

Massachusetts
Cambridge
Cambridge Historical Society
159 Brattle Street
Cambridge MA  02138
Phone  617 547-4352
Web Site
Description 
small local collection in building remodeled to Early Georgian style, local tours
Type of Resource  Historic Place
Primary Focus Local History
Era 1685

  MA
  Charlestown
  Bunker Hill Monument
 
Address  Boston National Historic Park
  Charlestown  MA  02129 
 
Phone  617 242-5642
  Web Site  http://www.nps.gov/bost/Bunker_Hill.htm
 
Alt Web  http://charlestown.ma.us/battle.htmlhttp://charlestown.ma.us/battle.html
 
Description  obelisk similar to Washington monument in DC, but completed in 1842, climb                         inside stairs, commemorated Revolutionary War Battle
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
  Primary Focus  Building
  Building Type  Monument
  Era  1842
 
Owner/Operator:  Charlestown Historical Society
  New or Updated:  07/24/2003

  MA
  Concord
  Concord Art Association
 
37 Lexington Road
  Concord MA  01742   
 
Phone  978 369-2578
  Web Site  http://www.concordart.org/
  E-mail  mailto:Gallery@concordart.org
  Description  historic American art, rotating contemporary shows, classes in pre-Revolutionary building
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
  Primary Focus  Arts
  Era  1720
  New or Updated:  08/01/2003 

Massachusetts
Fairhaven
Fort Phoenix State Reservation
Green Street
Fairhaven MA  02719
Phone  508 992-4524
Web Site  http://www.state.ma.us/dem/parks/ftph.htm
Description  park with recreational facilities overlooks site of first naval battle of the Revolution, reconstructed fort is adjacent to park
Type of Resource Historic Place
Primary Focus Park
Building Type  Fort
Industry /Profession  Naval
Group Identity  Latter Day Saints
Era  Revolutionary War

  MA
 
Fall River
 
St Anne's Church & Shrine
 
818 Middle Street
 
Fall River  MA  02721    
 
Phone  508 674-3318
 
Web Site  http://www.stanneshrine.com/
 
Description  located in the original, lower portion of the church with several statues &                         small chapels surrounding the main shrine
 
Type of Resource  Historic Place
 
Primary Focus  Religious
 
Building Type  Church
 
New or Updated:  09/17/2003

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