Charles Winship House

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Charles Winship House
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Charles Winship House is located in Massachusetts
Charles Winship House
Charles Winship House is located in the US
Charles Winship House
Location Wakefield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°29′51″N 71°5′10″W / 42.49750°N 71.08611°W / 42.49750; -71.08611Coordinates: 42°29′51″N 71°5′10″W / 42.49750°N 71.08611°W / 42.49750; -71.08611
Built 1901
Architect Hartwell & Richardson
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS Wakefield MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP July 6, 1989

The Charles Winship House is a historic house at 13 Mansion Road in Wakefield, Massachusetts. The 2.5 story mansion (for which the road is named) was built between 1901 and 1906 for Charles Winship, proprietor (along with Elizabeth Boit) of the Harvard Knitting Mills, a major business presence in Wakefield from the 1880s to the 1940s. It is the town's most elaborate Colonial Revival building, featuring a flared hip roof with a balustrade on top, and a two-story portico in front with composite capitals atop fluted columns.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[1]

Due to the 2008 bankruptcy and departure of Theresa Whitaker, the house's final resident and owner, and subsequent foreclosure of the property in 2010, it currently sits abandoned in a moderate state of disrepair.

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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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Charles Winship House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-31.