David Burnham House

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David Burnham House
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David Burnham House is located in Massachusetts
David Burnham House
David Burnham House is located in the United States
David Burnham House
LocationEssex, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°36′57″N 70°48′7″W / 42.61583°N 70.80194°W / 42.61583; -70.80194Coordinates: 42°36′57″N 70°48′7″W / 42.61583°N 70.80194°W / 42.61583; -70.80194
NRHP reference #83000574[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 30, 1983

The David Burnham House is a historic First Period house on Pond Street in Essex, Massachusetts. The two story five bay wood frame colonial is said to have been built c. 1684 by David Burnham, son of Thomas Burnham, an early settler of the Essex area. The house remained in the Burnham family for almost 150 years. It was the subject of restoration work in the early 20th century by the Essex Institute under the auspices of George Francis Dow. At this time its kitchen fireplace, said to be the largest known in Essex County was uncovered. Modern facilities were added to the house in the 1960s.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[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 David Burnham House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-14.