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December 26, 2012

Local sites up for national recognition

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The cemetery walls are also notable for their use of local stone. The most recent section of the wall was built by the Depression-era Works Progress Administration.

The North Street fire station was described in its application as a rare example of late 19th-century municipal architecture, with its decorative exterior brickwork, designed by the city’s leading architect of the day, William D. Dennis.

The station was originally built to accommodate horse-drawn fire equipment.

The fire station has over the years also played host to the community, including its use as Ward 6’s polling place.

Brian McNiff, a spokesman for the state Historical Commission, said that the process of adding the sites to the National Register will take about 40 days.

There are currently more than 70,000 properties in Massachusetts on the National Register of Historic Places.

Courts reporter Julie Manganis can be reached at 978-338-2521, via email at jmanganis@salemnews.com or on Twitter @SNJulieManganis.

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