Phoenix Building


H.M. Francis Plaque on the Phoenix Building

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The Fitchburg Historical Society, or The Crocker Family Center for the History of Fitchburg,  has been located at the Phoenix Building at 781 Main Street since 2012.  The second floor, level with Main Street, houses the George R. Wallace Jr. and Alice G. Wallace Exhibit Hall.  The 3rd floor, which can be accessed through the exhibit hall or the back door, houses the Arthur H. Lowe Research Library that is open to the public.

 
 

Both The Phoenix Building and our original Historical Society building were designed by H.M. Francis, a well-known architect from Massachusetts and responsible for many of the buildings in Fitchburg including the Rollstone Congregational Church, and important additions onto Fitchburg City Hall and Casa De Gracia Y Restauracion/The House of Grace and Restoration.

 

We are fully handicapped accessible. The FHS continues to own and occupy the building at 50 Grove Street. It houses much of our storage collection of over 200,000 artifacts and documents including our original bound Sentinel and Enterprise newspapers.