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Historic Buildings of the Sudbury Town Center

image TC1913layout_2560x1456gray.jpg The first building in the present Town Center was the West Precinct Meetinghouse and its location of was selected due to the poor poor soil on the "Rocky Plain", leaving the better soil for farming. It was built due to petitions by inhabitants of the west side due the dangers of crossing the Sudbury River in winter and spring. Citizens were required to attend worship by law, regardless of the peril. The Brigham 1707 map was created to support the petition for a West Side meetinghouse. The Town Center of Sudbury is much the same as it was in 1846. Commerce developed in South Sudbury, which expanded along Rte 20.

The five buildings that make up the town center were there before the creation of the Walling 1856 map shown below, with the exception of the Town Hall, which moved across Concord Road after the first Town House burned down in 1930.

The map to the right is based on a 1913 county road layout. The curb lines are from the 2014 layout of the Town Center. Since 1931, each building has been expanded to some degree. The graphics, by Terry Rourke, are from the Sudbury Historical Society's Town Center Brochure, where you can find many more details and stories.


Town Center Maps Slide Show

Slide Show (.m4v)

All maps before 1900,
that I know about,
plus a few post 1900.

All registered, as best one can by hand.

Do you know of others?

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1794 Mosman
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1830 Wood
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1856 Walling
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1875 Beers
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1889 Walker
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1894 USGS
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1908 Walker
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1938 Zoning
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1943 USGS

2020.02.20<> YON and thanks to Bridget for review.