John Mason House (Lexington, Massachusetts)

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John Mason House
John Mason House, 1303 Massachusetts Avenue, Lexington, Mass..jpg
John Mason House in 1930
John Mason House (Lexington, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
John Mason House (Lexington, Massachusetts)
John Mason House (Lexington, Massachusetts) is located in the US
John Mason House (Lexington, Massachusetts)
LocationLexington, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°26′28″N 71°12′54″W / 42.44111°N 71.21500°W / 42.44111; -71.21500Coordinates: 42°26′28″N 71°12′54″W / 42.44111°N 71.21500°W / 42.44111; -71.21500
Area3.7 acres (1.5 ha)
Architectural styleColonial, Other
MPSFirst Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
NRHP reference #90000172 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 9, 1990

The John Mason House is an historic First Period house on 1303 Massachusetts Avenue in Lexington, Massachusetts. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, its main block three bays wide, with a side gable roof, clapboard siding, and two chimneys set behind the roof ridge. A leanto section to the rear gives it a saltbox profile, and an ell extends to the right. The oldest portion of the house, a three-bay portion of its main block, was built circa 1715. The building has been repeatedly extended and altered over the years. John Mason, its builder, was a prominent local citizen.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for John Mason House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-07.