Winchester’s Historic Places

Winchester’s outstanding Victorian period architecture never fails to impress first-time visitors to the town. Street after street of homes and public buildings combine to create an impression of uniform beauty and architectural integrity. Nestled among hills, ponds, and woods, they exude a comfort and quite the belie their proximity to a bustling Boston

Winchester is indeed a rare example of a well-preserved Victorian suburb, but it is more as well. Behind the rich and complex facades of its buildings is an equally rich and complex political, industrial, and cultural heritage.

The National Register of Historic Places

The National Register is the nation’s official list of historic places worthy of preservation. Listing in the Register recognizes historic properties that are significant to Winchester. The Resister is a program of the National Park Service, administered in Massachusetts by the Massachusetts Historical Commission.

Historic Places

Sixty-six buildings, along with the Winchester Center Historic District are listed in the National Register. Detailed information on Winchester’s historic places, including name, pictures, date listed, location, and description, can be found on-line here.

For further information on Winchester’s architectural heritage, a copy of Winchester, Massachusetts: The Architectural Heritage of a Victorian Town, can be purchased from the Winchester Historical Society.

A short film describing the Winchester Center Historic District is available here.

Organizations Supporting the Sanborn House and Winchester Historical Society Programs

Featured Publication

Wright-Locke Farm: A History in Pictures
by Ellen Knight

Look into the history of the Wright-Locke farm in a new 16-page booklet titled Wright-Locke Farm: A History in Pictures. Read More.

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