Dunbar-Vinton House

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Dunbar-Vinton House
SouthbridgeMA DunbarVintonHouse.jpg
Dunbar-Vinton House is located in Massachusetts
Dunbar-Vinton House
Dunbar-Vinton House is located in the US
Dunbar-Vinton House
Location Hook and Hamilton Sts., Southbridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°4′38″N 72°2′3″W / 42.07722°N 72.03417°W / 42.07722; -72.03417Coordinates: 42°4′38″N 72°2′3″W / 42.07722°N 72.03417°W / 42.07722; -72.03417
Built 1828
Architectural style Federal
MPS Southbridge MRA
NRHP reference #

89000573

[1]
Added to NRHP June 22, 1989

The Dunbar-Vinton House is a historic house at Hook and Hamilton Streets in Southbridge, Massachusetts, USA. The date of its construction, and its original use, are both the subject of local speculation. The site was reported by 19th century historians to be the site of a school, but whether this building is the school in question or not is unclear. It structurally resembles a small schoolhouse, which lends credence to the theory. It is surmised to have been built by Captain Calvin Clemence, who died in 1828; the school was operated by a Mrs. Dunbar. In 1901, the house was reported to be occupied by Albert Vinton. Architecturally, the building is a small one story brick structure, three bays long, with a rounded arch doorway at the rightmost bay. A small clapboard addition was added at the west end in the 1970s.[2]

It was built in 1828 and added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Dunbar-Vinton House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved December 31, 2013.