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"Old Buildings are Moved out of Quabbin Area" article from scrapbook on Quabbin Reservoir
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To accommodate the creation of the Quabbin reservoir, four Massachusetts towns (Dana, Enfield, Prescott, and Greenwich) and associated villages were unincorporated. In areas to be flooded, buildings were demolished or moved, timber was harvested, and many grave sites were transferred to new sites. While relocated buildings were preserved, their built environment was lost. They can no longer be understood within their original context and landscape, disrupting our ability to study regional variations in construction or design. In some cases, buildings moved from a rural or village setting to a city or suburban environment. Other buildings were placed in Storrowton on the Eastern States Exposition grounds in West Springfield, MA. Storrowton is a collection of nineteenth-century buildings from throughout Massachusetts and New Hampshire constructed into a museum village.
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