Goodale Homestead

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Goodale Homestead
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Goodale Homestead is located in Massachusetts
Goodale Homestead
Goodale Homestead is located in the United States
Goodale Homestead
LocationHudson, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°22′46″N 71°30′14″W / 42.37944°N 71.50389°W / 42.37944; -71.50389Coordinates: 42°22′46″N 71°30′14″W / 42.37944°N 71.50389°W / 42.37944; -71.50389
ArchitectGeorge Francis Dow
NRHP reference #75000260[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 21, 1975

The Goodale Homestead is a historic First Period house on Chestnut Street in Hudson, Massachusetts. The oldest portion of this 2-1/2 story timber frame house was built in 1702, making it the oldest existing building in Hudson. Built by John Goodale, it has been home to a number of his notable descendants, including Abner Goodale, a soldier in the American Revolutionary War, and Abner’s daughter Lucy Goodale Thurston, one of the first American Protestant missionaries in Hawaii. The house is believed to have served as a stop on the Underground Railroad.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1975.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Goodale Homestead". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-05.