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Rev. John Williams House (1760)

In 1877 a house on Deerfield‘s Town Common on the Old Albany Road was moved back to make way for a new main school building constructed by Deerfield Academy (and since demolished). The house was believed at the time to … Continue reading

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Solomon Richardson House (1748)

The saltbox house in Old Sturbridge Village known as the Parsonage was built in the village of Podunk in the town of East Brookfield in 1748 by Thomas Bannister for the Richardson family. Called the Solomon Richardson House, it was … Continue reading

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Solomon Boltwood House (1745)

Solomon Boltwood built the house at 243 Amity Street in Amherst around 1745. His brother, Samuel, built the Boltwood-Stockbridge House on the UMASS campus. Solomon Boltwood was the grandfather of Elijah Boltwood, proprietor of the famous Boltwood Tavern.

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The Rebecca Nurse Homestead (1678)

Located on a proprty of 25 acres of fields, pasture and woods at 149 Pine Street in Danvers is the Rebecca Nurse Homestead. The house was mostly likely built in 1678, when Francis Nurse, a skilled maker of wooden household … Continue reading

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The Boardman House (1687)

The Boardman House in Saugus is believed to have been built around 1687 (or as late as 1692) by William Boardman, a Boston-trained joiner. The house is sometimes referred to as the Scotch House because it was later confused with … Continue reading

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The John Ward House (1684)

The John Ward House in Salem is a First Period house built in 1684. John Ward was a currier (leather finisher), who is believed to have fled the plague in England around 1660. The house originally stood at 38 St. … Continue reading

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The William Hagar House (1760)

William Hager was a farmer and miller who built a house around 1760 on the Boston Post Road in Marlborough. William married Sarah Stow in 1761 (his brother, Ebenezer, had married Sarah’s sister Abigail in 1753). The brothers operated a … Continue reading

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