Isaac Crocker Homestead

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Isaac Crocker Homestead
Isaac Crocker Homestead is located in Massachusetts
Isaac Crocker Homestead
Location of Isaac Crocker Homestead in Massachusetts
Area 2.6 ha
Built c. 1750
Architect Unknown
Architectural style(s) Cape Cod style

The Isaac Crocker Homestead is a historic home and farm in Marstons Mills, Massachusetts, built circa 1750. The 6.5-acre (2.6 ha) property, located at 330 Olde Homestead Drive, includes an historic house, adjoining barn and grain silo. The silo is unusual for being made out of wood.[citation needed] In 2007, the property was listed as one of the Ten Most Endangered Historic Resources in Massachusetts.[1][2]

The house is a Cape Cod-style cottage that was described in 2006 as the oldest example of the architectural style in that area of the town of Barnstable.[2] The property has been deemed to be eligible for inclusion on the National Register of Historic Places.[2]

History[edit]

The homestead was operated as a farm from the 1750s to 2006, when the owner died.[2] After being threatened by a previous owner who wanted to tear down the house and build a new one on the nearby pond,[citation needed] the community rallied around the town historical commission and the owner sold the land and house to Cape Abilities, a nonprofit organization that helps provide jobs and housing to those with disabilities.[2][3]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Massachusetts' Most Endangered Historic Resources Archive". Preservation Massachusetts. Retrieved April 2, 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c d e Edward F. Maroney (July 17, 2008). "Cape Abilities is down on the farm at historic homestead in the Mills". The Barnstable Patriot. 
  3. ^ "Cape Abilities receives largest donation in its 40-year history". Cape & Plymouth Business. June 18, 2008. 

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Coordinates: 41°39′55″N 70°26′08″W / 41.665353°N 70.435586°W / 41.665353; -70.435586