Holyoke–French House

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Holyoke–French House
Holyoke French House.JPG
Location Elm St. and Topsfield Rd.
Boxford, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°39′40″N 70°59′50″W / 42.661°N 70.99721°W / 42.661; -70.99721Coordinates: 42°39′40″N 70°59′50″W / 42.661°N 70.99721°W / 42.661; -70.99721
NRHP reference # 72000123[1]
Added to NRHP April 26, 1972

The Holyoke–French House is a historical house at Elm Street and Topsfield Road in Boxford, Massachusetts. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a side gable gambrel roof, twin interior chimneys, clapboard siding, and a stone foundation. The center entrance is flanked by pilasters and is topped by a transom window and a gabled pediment.[2]

The first house on this site was built circa 1704 as a parsonage for Boxford's first preacher, Thomas Symmes.[2] The present house was built in 1760 for the third minister, Elizur Holyoke. This house (as the name suggests) is known for two of the families that resided there, the Holyokes and the Frenches. This house is now owned by the Boxford Historical Society.[3]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for Holyoke–French House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-06-05. 
  3. ^ "Holyoke French House page". Boxford Historical Society. Retrieved 2008-10-30.