Our Uxbridge Law Office is moving across the street to the historic “Robert Taft House” at 6 Court Street the week of February 2nd.
Our email and phone number will remain the same and active, but the move will take a few days — if you’re coming in to the office, please call ahead (508-278-4500) to confirm the location of your meeting.
Can’t quite place the building? It’s the brick one overlooking the Uxbridge Town Common. The office is on the street-level, easily accessible, and with plenty of street parking.
We’re thrilled to be moving into the space after months of renovations.
The building has been vacant for years, and we’re hoping to bring it back to its prior glory, all while adding new life to Uxbridge’s downtown walking district.
It has quite an interesting history. Check out this from The Blackstone Daily:
The Robert Taft House at 6 Court Street, was built in 1820 and was the home of Robert Taft, who ran the dry goods store at Capron building and leased the Woolen Mill to manufacturer woolen goods during the Civil War. Taft was born in Hecla Village and was joined by his brother Jacob in his business ventures. Robert’s son Arthur resided in the home. He became Selectman in the 1890s and Uxbridge’s representative to the General Court in 1898. He was involved with banking as a director of the Blackstone National Bank and vice-president of the Uxbridge Savings Bank (Now UniBank). He was also involved with real estate and was president of the Uxbridge and Northbridge Electric Company.
Effingham Capron, a noted industrialist and abolitionist, also lived in the property and it was used as a stop on the Underground Railroad, with runaway slaves passing through northeast Connecticut on their way to Worcester.