Created By: New Bedford Preservation Society
The Central New Bedford Historic District possesses many buildings of architectural significance reflecting the wealth and prosperity of the thriving textile industry in New Bedford at the turn of the 20th century. Although commercial areas are susceptible to change many of the buildings in the business district have kept their distinct characteristics in the variety of 19th and 20th century architectural styles. Interspersed within the district are older buildings such as the City Hall and the New Bedford Free Public Library. Revitalization efforts in the last 25 years in this area have ushered in innovative use of commercial spaces and helped to realize the formation of the creative economy in the city.
Tour Curated by Bruce Barnes
Tour Produced by: Patricia Daughton
New Bedford Whaling Musuem
New Bedford Free Public Library
This program is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.