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Old Deerfield Historic District

Deerfield, Massachusetts
County of Franklin.
Deerfield Village
National Register Number: 66000774
Resource type: District.
Property type: Historic District: Historical. The threat level was Watch in
2004.
Congressional District: MA-1 Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: Historic District.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
An early outpost of New England's northwestern frontier, Deerfield was laid out in 1666 and settled a few years later. It was attacked and destroyed several times during French and Indian raids. It is now restored to its colonial appearance.

Condition:
New construction in the area is endangering the viewshed. In addition, the Old Town Hall, a key component of the District, requires major repair work to the window and door sills and stone foundation.

According to Historic Deerfield, Inc., strip development is currently a threat. The potential for environmental and cultural loss is enormous if development continues unabated.

Recommendation/Change since last report:
Restoration of the Town Hall’s outer envelope is necessary. Fundraising is underway to match a Save America’s Treasures grant for restoration. Development of a protection plan, along with an education initiative, is needed.


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