Ahijah Wood House

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Ahijah Wood House
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Ahijah Wood House is located in Massachusetts
Ahijah Wood House
Ahijah Wood House is located in the US
Ahijah Wood House
Location Westminster, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′21″N 71°53′35″W / 42.52250°N 71.89306°W / 42.52250; -71.89306Coordinates: 42°31′21″N 71°53′35″W / 42.52250°N 71.89306°W / 42.52250; -71.89306
Built 1795
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference # 87000374 [1]
Added to NRHP September 17, 1987

The Ahijah Wood House is an historic house at 175 Worcester Road in Westminster, Massachusetts. The two story brick Federal style house was built in 1795, and is a rare example of a Federal period house with a hipped mansard roof. The main facade is five bays wide, with first-floor windows set in segmented-arch openings with small-paned transom windows above. Wood's father Nathan was the first colonial settler in what is today Westminster. Ahijah Wood's son Aaron, who succeeded to the property, was a prominent local church member and politician.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987 (where it is incorrectly listed at 174 Worcester Road).[1][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 "MACRIS inventory record for Ahijah Wood House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-04.