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Fruitlands

Prospect Hill
Harvard, Massachusetts    County of Worcester.
National Register Number: 74001761
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. Resource type: District.
Certified Local Government: YES
Ownership: Private.
Themes: Communitarianism and Utopianism.
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Current use/information: Museum: www.cr.nps.gov/NR/travel/pwwmh/ma45.htm.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - May 30, 1974):
This modest farmhouse which served as the home for Bronson Alcott's "New Eden" (1843-44), an experiment in communal living modeled on the ideas of this leading education reformer, Trancendentalist, and social philosopher.

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