A map of Cordaville and Southville past

I recently came across this map from the Boston Public Library’s Norman B. Leventhal Map Center, that shows what Cordaville and Southville looked like in the late 1800’s. You can see buildings that are still standing today like St. Matthew and First Community churches. Also prominent is the Cordaville Cotton and Woolen Mill at the site of the current MBTA station.

Click the image below to enlarge it, or visit the map center for an interactive version.

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Emily
13 years ago

Thanks Susan! Does anyone know what the building at the corner of Parkerville & Southville (Also Highland and Bridge Street) used to be?

townie
13 years ago

The train station I believe

Debbie
13 years ago

the train station used to be on the south side of the tracks “kitty corner” as was said above, but was later moved and turned around and put down in its present location at the corner of Southville Rd and Parkerville. Current owners are doing some wonderful gardens.
I LOVE old maps and can find my house on this one!

townie
13 years ago

Your right about the station debbie, i was thinkin of present day opps! If i’m reading the map right, it says that big building is the shoe factory. You can see a tiny number 1 by bottom of the smoke stack.

John
13 years ago

Susan, the building you are talking about was the plaster factory. I believe they made back plasters and that sort of medical thing there. The blue house sits there now. Opposite that sits a white raised ranch that sits where the original stone train depots sat. The brown house that sits between Southville, Highland, and Parkerville used to be across the street next to the train station. It was a freight house. After it was moved it became Howard Lincoln’s store and also housed the Southville Post Office.

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