Benaiah Titcomb House

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Benaiah Titcomb House
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Benaiah Titcomb House is located in Massachusetts
Benaiah Titcomb House
Benaiah Titcomb House is located in the United States
Benaiah Titcomb House
LocationEssex, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°39′5″N 70°47′49″W / 42.65139°N 70.79694°W / 42.65139; -70.79694Coordinates: 42°39′5″N 70°47′49″W / 42.65139°N 70.79694°W / 42.65139; -70.79694
Architectural styleColonial, Other
MPSFirst Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
NRHP reference #90000208 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 9, 1990

The Benaiah Titcomb House is a historic First Period house at 189 John Wise Avenue in Essex, Massachusetts. The oldest part of the house, built c. 1700 in Newburyport, was a two-story section two rooms wide, with a central chimney. Sometime before the end of the First Period (c. 1720s) a shed-style leanto addition was added to its rear (the side now facing the street), giving it a saltbox appearance. The house was moved to its present location in 1917, oriented to provide views of the coast. At this time a new chimney was provided, and a large dormer was added to the rear to expand the upstairs living space.[2]

The builder, Benaiah Titcomb, was the son of William Titcomb, an early settler of the area.[2] The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for Benaiah Titcomb House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-14.