Hancock Shaker Village

5 mi. S of Pittsfield on U.S. 20, Hancock Tpke., Hancock, Massachusetts

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Shaker Village

Round Barn

Photo taken by Richard Doody in 1990

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Description 

This community, organized in 1790 and dissolved in 1960, reached its high point between 1820 and 1860. Eighteen well-preserved buildings remain, including a structure believed to be the first round barn (1820) built in the U.S. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 24, 1968

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1968
Reference number
68000037
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Shaker
Area of significance
Social History
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event
Property type
District
Historic functions
Village site; Single dwelling; Institutional housing; Storage
Current function
Museum
Periods of significance
1950-1974; 1900-1924; 1875-1899; 1850-1874; 1800-1824; 1750-1799; 1825-1849; 1925-1949
Significant years
1790; 1820; 1860
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 19
Contributing structures: 1
Contributing sites: 1

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody