Addington Gardner House

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Addington Gardner House
Addington Gardner House - Sherborn, Massachusetts - DSC02983.JPG
Addington Gardner House is located in Massachusetts
Addington Gardner House
Addington Gardner House is located in the US
Addington Gardner House
Location 128 Hollis St., Sherborn, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°12′58″N 71°23′55″W / 42.21611°N 71.39861°W / 42.21611; -71.39861Coordinates: 42°12′58″N 71°23′55″W / 42.21611°N 71.39861°W / 42.21611; -71.39861
Area 2.3 acres (0.93 ha)
Built 1730 (1730)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Colonial, Other
MPS First Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP March 9, 1990

The Addington Gardner House is a historic First Period house at 128 Hollis Street in Sherborn, Massachusetts. Its oldest portions dating to about 1730, it is one of the community's oldest surviving buildings, and a good example of transitional First-Second Period style. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

Description and history[edit]

The Addington Gardner House stands in a rural residential area of southwestern Sherborn, at the northeast corner of Hollis Street and Western Avenue. It is a 2-12 story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof, central chimney, and clapboarded exterior. The main facade is five bays wide, with a center entrance flanked by pilasters and topped by a corniced entablature. Windows are simply framed, with the second-floor windows butting against the eave. A single story ell, added c. 1800 projects from the rear, connecting the house to a later carriage house. The interior timbers show evidence of 18th-century construction methods consistent with a c. 1730 construction date. Beams are exposed in the front chambers of the main block, and the left front chamber has a fireplace surround with early Second Period carving.[2]

The oldest portions of this house (possibly just the front rooms) were built c. 1730 by Addington Gardner. The house is a classic five-bay 2-1/2 story timber frame structure, with a large central chimney. The house remained in the Gardner family until 1911, when it was sold to a local farmer and politician.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Addington Gardner House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-08.