Asa Lincoln House

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Asa Lincoln House
TauntonMA AsaLincolnHouse.jpg
171 Shores Street (at center)
Asa Lincoln House is located in Massachusetts
Asa Lincoln House
Asa Lincoln House is located in the US
Asa Lincoln House
Location Taunton, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°54′3″N 71°7′29″W / 41.90083°N 71.12472°W / 41.90083; -71.12472Coordinates: 41°54′3″N 71°7′29″W / 41.90083°N 71.12472°W / 41.90083; -71.12472
Built 1760
Architectural style Georgian
MPS Taunton MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 5, 1984

The Asa Lincoln House is a historic house located at 171 Shores Street in Taunton, Massachusetts. The simple vernacular house was built circa 1760 is significant for its status as the original homestead of Asa Lincoln, one of Taunton's first settlers. The asymmetrically-bayed, 1-1/2 story house features a central chimney, entrance and 6/6 sash windows that are irregularly spaced.[2] The small house is next door to a newer, larger (non-NRHP listed) 18th century house located 173 Shores Street, that has been added on to.[3]

It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. Since that time, the historic house has been significantly altered with three large dormers added to the upper level. A new garage has also been constructed on the property.[4]

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