Historic Districts in Dedham
With oversight from the Historic Districts Commission, the Town of Dedham has recognized three districts for their historic and architectural significance:
- Franklin Square-Court Street District, also known as the Dedham Village Historic District,
- Connecticut Corner District, and
- Federal Hill District.
View the Historic Districts GIS Map .
The Dedham Historical Society is a charitable, educational institution, organized under Chapter 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. It is not a town department and receives no funds from local, state or federal
government. It is completely supported through membership and private donations.
The Fairbanks House in Dedham, MA is thought to be the oldest standing timber frame building in North America. Built circa 1637-1641 for Jonathan and Grace Fairebanke and their six children, it was home to eight generations of the Fairbanks family. The Fairbanks House is now a historic house museum.