Nathaniel Thayer Estate

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Nathaniel Thayer Estate
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Nathaniel Thayer Estate is located in Massachusetts
Nathaniel Thayer Estate
Location Lancaster, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°26′59″N 71°40′43″W / 42.44972°N 71.67861°W / 42.44972; -71.67861Coordinates: 42°26′59″N 71°40′43″W / 42.44972°N 71.67861°W / 42.44972; -71.67861
Built 1846
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Colonial Revival
Governing body Private
NRHP Reference # 76000302 [1]
Added to NRHP July 6, 1976

The Nathaniel Thayer Estate is a historic house at 438 S. Main Street in Lancaster, Massachusetts. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1976.

A house was built on the site in 1798 when Reverend Nathaniel Thayer (1769-1840) constructed his parsonage in South Lancaster. His sons took down the original home and built the estate in 1846. It was enlarged and remodeled in 1902 by the noted architect and interior designer Ogden Codman to 42 rooms.

After being sold out of the Thayer family and having its furnishings sold at auction, the house was sold to Atlantic Union College in 1943 at a cost of $12,500. Today the college's Music Department[2] is housed in this mansion, renamed the Thayer Performing Arts Center.[3]

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