Rocks Village Toll House

Summary

Just as private ferry operators carried early travelers across rivers, many of the first bridges were built and operated as private businesses, and travelers paid tolls to cross them. This toll house collected fares for a bridge across the Merrimack River in Rocks Village, Massachusetts.

Just as private ferry operators carried early travelers across rivers, many of the first bridges were built and operated as private businesses, and travelers paid tolls to cross them. This toll house collected fares for a bridge across the Merrimack River in Rocks Village, Massachusetts.

Artifact

Tollhouse

Date Made

1828

Creators

Proprietors of the Merrimack River Bridge 

Place of Creation

United States, Massachusetts, Haverhill, Rocks Village 

Creator Notes

Built by the Proprietors of the Merrimack River Bridge in Rocks Village, Massachusetts.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

28.999.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Brick (Clay product)
Glass (Material)

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