Job Lane House

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Job Lane House
Job Lane House August 2003.JPG
Job Lane House is located in Massachusetts
Job Lane House
Job Lane House is located in the US
Job Lane House
Location 295 North Street, Bedford, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°30′46″N 71°17′4″W / 42.51278°N 71.28444°W / 42.51278; -71.28444Coordinates: 42°30′46″N 71°17′4″W / 42.51278°N 71.28444°W / 42.51278; -71.28444
Built 1664
Architect Lane, Job
Architectural style Other
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP May 8, 1973

The Job Lane House is a historic house at 295 North Road in Bedford, Massachusetts. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, five bays wide, with a side-gable roof, clapboard siding, and a stone foundation. A leanto section to the rear gives the house a saltbox profile.[2] The house was built c. 1713 by Job Lane, one of Bedford's earliest settlers, on land acquired by his grandfather (also Job Lane) in 1664 from Governor John Winthrop.[3]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1973.[1] It is owned by the Town of Bedford and operated as an 18th-century historic house museum.

There are a number of planned activities that take place on the site each summer. Information on these, and other possible uses of the property, as well as considerable interesting historical and genealogical facts about the builder and subsequent owners, can be found on the site's web page:

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Job Lane House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-08-06. 
  3. ^ "History of the Job Lane Farm". Friends of Job Lane House. Retrieved 2014-04-06. 

External links[edit]