The Massachusetts Historical Commission maintains a database on all properties in Massachusetts that are listed on their town’s historic inventory. The database is called MACRIS (Massachusetts Cultural Resource Information System). Orleans has about 1400 entries in that system. The Historical Commission has linked the addresses in Orleans with the entries in MACRIS. You can perform a search to see the MACRIS data by entering an address below. If there is information in MACRIS, a link will be displayed that will take you directly to the MACRIS information. In some cases the information is available on this site. If it is, you will be linked direct to the relevant document (pdf).
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