Christopher Carpenter House

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Christopher Carpenter House
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Christopher Carpenter House
Christopher Carpenter House is located in Massachusetts
Christopher Carpenter House
Christopher Carpenter House is located in the US
Christopher Carpenter House
Location 60 Carpenter St., Rehoboth, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°51′21″N 71°15′6″W / 41.85583°N 71.25167°W / 41.85583; -71.25167Coordinates: 41°51′21″N 71°15′6″W / 41.85583°N 71.25167°W / 41.85583; -71.25167
Built 1800 (1800)
Architect Carpenter,Thomas,III
Architectural style Federal
MPS Rehoboth MRA
NRHP Reference #

83000643

[1]
Added to NRHP June 6, 1983

The Christopher Carpenter House is a historic house at 60 Carpenter Street in Rehoboth, Massachusetts. Built about 1800, it is a particularly fine local example of Federal period architecture. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[1]


Description and history[edit]

The Christopher Carpenter House is located in a rural area of central Rehoboth, on the north side of Carpenter Street, about half way between its endpoints at Perryville Road and Danforth Street. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a side gable roof, central chimney, and clapboarded exterior. It has a five-bay front facade, with a center entrance, whose fine surround includes pilasters supporting a pediment, and a delicately-traced fanlight design. Interior features include molded finishes in the left front parlor, and bake ovens on both floors of the central chimney. A kitchen ell extends to the east, also with a chimney housing an oven.[2]

This house was built about 1800, possibly by Deacon Thomas Carpenter (aka Thomas Carpenter III in local histories), who gave 35 acres (14 ha) of land to his grandson Christopher in that year. There is evidence that the property has for a much longer period seen active use, and this house may incorporate elements of an older structure. The house remained in the Carpenter family until about 1871.[2]

See also[edit]

Two other Carpenter family houses in Rehoboth:

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Christopher Carpenter House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-23.