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Old Buildings Are Moved Out of Quabbin Area

Some of the historic buildings which have been moved out of the Quabbin area and set up in other places. Top left, the Crosby house, Enfield, moved to Amherst; top right, the Joseph Walker place, Prescott, moved to East Hamilton; upper middle left, the Gilbert house, Enfield, moved to Staten Island, N. Y.; upper middle right; Prescott church, moved to South Hadley; lower middle left, the Robert Field house, Enfield, moved to Dorset, Vt.; lower middle right, old Prescott Tavern, moved to Storrowtown, Eastern States Exposition grounds, West Springfield; bottom left, Moore's Hall, New Salem, moved to Ware; bottom right, Enfield church, moved to Palmer for Grange Hall.

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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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"Old Buildings are Moved out of Quabbin Area" article from scrapbook on Quabbin Reservoir

publisher   Unknown
maker   Ellen Billings (1871-1962)
date   1936-1946
location   South Deerfield, Massachusetts
height   11.75"
width   8.25"
process/materials   printed paper, ink
item type   Personal Documents/Scrapbook
accession #   #L05.146


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"Shutesbury"

"Quabbin Reservoir Water Starts Flowing" article from Quabbin Reservoir scrapbook

"New Salem"


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