|Location||132 Main St
|Part of||Wenham Historic District (#73000852)|
|NRHP Reference #||73000853|
|Added to NRHP||April 3, 1973|
|Designated CP||April 3, 1973|
The Claflin–Richards House, also known as the Claflin–Gerrish–Richards House, is a historic First Period house located at 132 Main Street, Wenham, Massachusetts. It is now part of the nonprofit Wenham Museum and may be toured by appointment (regular tour hours are Tuesday–Friday at 11:00am and 2:00pm and Saturday & Sunday at 11:30am, 1:30pm and 2:30pm).
The Claflin–Richards House was constructed circa 1690 with ogee braces, an architectural hallmark of 16th- and 17th-century English dwellings. Today it contains three centuries of architecture, furnishings, and artifacts, representing a First Period dwelling room, a late 17th-century minister's parlor, a circa 1750 bed chamber, and a Victorian-era chamber. Furnishings include a woolen bed-rug made in 1724, said to be the second oldest such rug in the United States, and an oak dresser built in 1752. It was purchased by the Wenham Historic Society in 1921.
- Claflin family
- List of historic houses in Massachusetts
- National Register of Historic Places listings in Essex County, Massachusetts
- National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
- "Claflin–Gerrish–Richards House". Wenham Museum. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
- "MACRIS inventory record for Claflin–Richards House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-11.
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