North Reading Historical and Antiquarian Society


New Pewter Key Chain 2021 ($14) Celebrating the300thAnniversary of the Putnam House
(see both sides above)
Available at Ryers Store and On-line
The Society now has a PayPal account for dues, donations, and merchandise purchases.  The email address for the account is


PO Box 354

North Reading, MA 01864

(978) 664-1066

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Historic Pictures of North Reading Over the Past Centuries

(click on the Volume to open it)

If using Google Chrome click above the titles to open the links


People People Buildings, etc. Buildings,etc. Buildings,etc.









If you ever wondered if there was a listing of the historical properties in North Reading you have come to the right place. In 1978 (Survey I) and again in 2001–2002 (Survey II) the North Reading Historical Commission performed just such a survey.
The scanned copies shown here on the North Reading Historical & Antiquarian Society’s webpage are owned by the NR Historical Commission and the Historical Society is putting them online as a public service.
Note1:  Paper copies of the two surveys can be found in two 3-ring binders at the Flint Memorial Library.
Note 2: A listing of the properties is on the town website (in spreadsheet format), but it doesn't have all the specifics about each property on the inventory. The site link is below.
Click here for Survey I
Click here for Survey II



Read about the Putnam Family visit on July 2, 2019


Take a tour of the Damon Tavern with Pat Romeo


See a Video Montage of the 2019 Apple Festival


See a Video Momtage of the 2019 Christmas in the Historic District



See a Video Tour of the Putnam House and West Village School 2016


See a Video Village Schoolhouse Tour 2012


See a Video Tour of the Putnam House 2012







Town Reports from the 1800s
On-line at the Flint Memorial Library
Click image to see these and many more.

Then click on the report to open it.




















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or click here to download our membership application