Capt. John Thorndike House

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Capt. John Thorndike House
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Captain John Thorndike House
Capt. John Thorndike House is located in Massachusetts
Capt. John Thorndike House
Capt. John Thorndike House is located in the United States
Capt. John Thorndike House
LocationBeverly, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°34′49″N 70°50′23″W / 42.58028°N 70.83972°W / 42.58028; -70.83972Coordinates: 42°34′49″N 70°50′23″W / 42.58028°N 70.83972°W / 42.58028; -70.83972
Architectural styleColonial, Other
MPSFirst Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
NRHP reference #90000195 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 9, 1990

The Capt. John Thorndike House is a historic First Period house at 184 Hale Street in Beverly, Massachusetts. It is a 2.5 story wood frame house with a central chimney and a raised leanto section in back. The house, like many First Period houses, was built in several stages. The oldest part, the chimney and the right side, was built as a two-story section with leanto, likely in 1702 (based on the date being carved on one of the framing posts). This particular type of original sections is rare among First Period houses. Later in the first period the left side of the house was built, but without a leanto section. The left side leanto was added later in the 18th century, and part of the leanto section was raised by a shed dormer in the 19th century.[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. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Capt. John Thorndike House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-11.