Old Barn (Canton, Massachusetts)

The Old Barn is a historic barn off Blue Hill River Road in Canton, Massachusetts.

Old Barn
West and south faces
Old Barn (Canton, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Old Barn (Canton, Massachusetts)
Old Barn (Canton, Massachusetts) is located in the United States
Old Barn (Canton, Massachusetts)
LocationOff Blue Hill River Road in Canton, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°12′25.5″N 71°6′39.8″W / 42.207083°N 71.111056°W / 42.207083; -71.111056
MPSBlue Hills and Neponset River Reservations MRA
NRHP reference No.80000660 [1]
Added to NRHPSeptember 25, 1980

Based on the construction methods used, it is estimated to have been built between 1690 and 1720,[2] and is the oldest building on Brookwood Farm. It is currently undergoing a major restoration undertaken by the North Bennet Street School. They have removed the oldest 20-by-20-foot (6.1 m × 6.1 m) section for major work to repair rot and insect damage. It is expected to be returned to the site in 2010 or 2011.[needs update] All of the photographs here are of the portions of the barn built after the original barn.

The barn was added to the National Register of Historic Places as Old Barn on September 25, 1980.[1]


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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Old Barn". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-26.