Bellingham-Cary House

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Bellingham-Cary House
Bellingham-Cary House Chelsea MA.jpg
Bellingham-Cary House is located in Massachusetts
Bellingham-Cary House
Bellingham-Cary House is located in the US
Bellingham-Cary House
Location 34 Parker St., Chelsea, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°23′54″N 71°1′41″W / 42.39833°N 71.02806°W / 42.39833; -71.02806Coordinates: 42°23′54″N 71°1′41″W / 42.39833°N 71.02806°W / 42.39833; -71.02806
Area 1.2 acres (0.49 ha)
Built 1659
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP September 06, 1974

The Bellingham-Cary House is an historic house at 34 Parker Street in Chelsea, Massachusetts.

The house was built in 1659 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974. It was built by Richard Bellingham, who was governor of the Massachusetts Bay Colony for three terms starting in 1641. The house was used as his summer house until his death in 1672.[2] The house was significantly altered c. 1791 by Samuel Cary, who developed the property into a gentleman's farm, and added Federal styling to the house.[3]

It has been owned and operated as a museum by the Gov. Bellingham~Cary House Association since 1912. It won the 2006 Massachusetts Historical Commission Preservation Award.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2009-03-13). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "Governor Bellingham-Cary House". McGinley Kalsow & Associates Inc. 
  3. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Bellingham-Cary House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-29. 

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