Two new historic markers installed in Northborough


By Zenya and Alexandra Molnar

Northborough – As part of a larger initiative by the Northborough Historic District Commission (NHDC), two new bronze signs were installed this spring to celebrate historic sites in town. The first is located at Cold Harbor Brook Bridge on Church Street, which was the site of the Gibson Mill that produced combs in the late 19th century. The bridge was built during the Civil War era out of quarried granite and was important as it connected the center of town to the Meeting House. 

The second sign commemorates the Cyrus Gale General Store, located at what is now 37-39 Main St. Captain Cyrus Gale, a civic leader and benefactor of the Northborough Free Library, moved to Northborough in 1813 and ran his store for more than 50 years. 

Both signs were funded by the Community Preservation Act in 2019. As you travel around Northborough, enjoy learning the local history through the 15 signs that the NHDC has had installed over the past few years. Take a moment to stop, close your eyes, and imagine the town as it was over 100 years ago.