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Foxborough in Norfolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Lakeview

 
 
Lakeview Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
1. Lakeview Marker
Inscription. Hervey Pettee built a thread mill at this site in 1813. A spring freshet in 1831 washed out the dam and ruined the factory. A stone structure soon replaced it. Charles Freeman & Son later operated a wool scouring mill. The flood of Feb. 2, 1886 tore out the dam and portions of the mill later operated by Alexander Ross.

Lake View Park opened by the Ross family July 4, 1906. The Norfolk & Bristol Electric Railroad spur line to the ballroom was discontinued in 1919. Lakeview was a popular swimming area for many years, maintained by the West Foxborough Mother's Club
 
Erected 2002 by Foxborough Historical Commission.
 
Location. 42° 4.191′ N, 71° 16.173′ W. Marker is in Foxborough, Massachusetts, in Norfolk County. Marker is on Lakeview Road, on the right when traveling south. Click for map. Marker is in this post office area: Foxboro MA 02035, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within 2 miles of this marker, measured as the crow flies. Foxborough State Hospital Cemetery (approx. 0.8 miles away); The Town Lot (approx. 0.9 miles away); Entering Baker Street Historic District (approx. one mile away); Memorial Hall (approx. 1.1

Lakeview Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bryan Simmons, May 31, 2012
2. Lakeview Marker
miles away); Centre Burial Ground (approx. 1.1 miles away); The Reservoir on Powder House Hill / The Town House (approx. 1.1 miles away); Union Straw Works / Birth of the Straw Hat Industry (approx. 1.2 miles away); Morseville (approx. 1.3 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Foxborough.
 
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Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. This page has been viewed 342 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on , by Bryan Simmons of Attleboro, Massachusetts. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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