NATIONAL REGISTER OF HISTORIC PLACES
The National Register of Historic Places is the official list of the Nation's historic places worthy of preservation. Authorized by the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, the National Park Service's National Register of Historic Places is part of a national program to coordinate and support public and private efforts to identify, evaluate, and protect America's historic and archeological resources.
Listing in the National Register of Historic Places provides formal recognition of a property's historical, architectural, or archeological significance based on national standards used by every state.
The National Register helps qualified historic properties to receive preservation benefits and incentives, such as:
Federal preservation grants for planning and rehabilitation.
Federal investment tax credits.
Preservation easements to nonprofit organizations
Possible State tax benefit and grant opportunities.
The following are listed in the National Register of Historic Places:
1) Whitinsville Historic District:
(added 1983 - Worcester County - #83000613) 2500 acres, 334 buildings
Church St., East St., Fletcher St., Hill St., Woodland St., Lake St., and Water St., Castle Hill Rd., and Linwood Ave.
Architectural Style: Late 19th And 20th Century Revivals, Mid 19th Century Revival, Late Victoria
Period of Significance 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1800-1824, 1750-1799
2) US Post Office--Whitinsville
(added 1987 - - #86003433) 58 Church St.
Architect, Builder, or Engineer: Blauner Construction Co., Simon, Louis A
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival
Period of Significance: 1925-1949
Historic Function: Government
Current Sub-Function: Post Office
3) Linwood Historic District
(added 1989 - - #88002753)
Also known as Linwood Cotton Mill (Linwood Avenue)
Architect, builder, or engineer: Unknown
Architectural Style: Other, Late Victorian, Greek Revival
Historic Person: Whitin, James Fletcher
Significant Year: 1900, 1866
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874
4) Rockdale Common Housing District
(added 1983 - - #83000611)
Also known as Paul Whitin Manufacturing Company Housing District
4-20 McBride, 46-58 Plantation, and 37-42 Taft Sts. , Northbridge
Architectural Style: Colonial Revival, Italianate
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1800-1824
5) Blackstone Canal
(added 1973 - - #73000328)
E of MA 122 between Northbridge and Uxbridge, Northbridge and vicinity
Period of Significance: 1825-1849, 1800-1824
Ownership: private, Local
6) Blackstone Canal Historic District
(added 1995 - - #95001004)
Also known as See Also: Blackstone Canal
Address: Restricted, Northbridge
Architect, builder, or engineer: Phelps, Edward N., Hutchinson, Holmes
Period of Significance: 1925-1949, 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849
Owner: State, Private, Local
Cultural Affiliation: Euro-American