Saugus Iron Works National Historic Site

Also known as: Hammersmith
Off U.S. 1, Saugus, Massachusetts

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Saugus 1

Photo taken by Marc Belanger in August 2010

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Description 

Reconstruction of a 17th-century iron works that operated intermittenly between about 1648 to about 1670. Also includes the 17th-century Iron Works House. An important industrial achievement, though not a financial success. -- National Historic Landmark statement of significance, November 27, 1963

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on October 15, 1966
Reference number
66000047
Areas of significance
Industry; Engineering; Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
A - Event; C - Design/Construction
Property type
District
Historic function
Manufacturing facility
Current functions
Museum; Park; Government office
Periods of significance
1650-1699; 1600-1649; 1700-1749; 1800-1824; 1750-1799
Significant years
1648; 1670
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 6

Update Log 

  • December 10, 2018: New photos from Richard Doody
  • February 7, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • March 25, 2015: New photos from Marc Belanger

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