Lt. Benjamin Locke Store

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Lt. Benjamin Locke Store
ArlingtonMA LtBenjaminLockeStore.jpg
Photo taken in 2008
Lt. Benjamin Locke Store is located in Massachusetts
Lt. Benjamin Locke Store
Lt. Benjamin Locke Store is located in the US
Lt. Benjamin Locke Store
Location Arlington, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°25′26″N 71°10′40″W / 42.42389°N 71.17778°W / 42.42389; -71.17778Coordinates: 42°25′26″N 71°10′40″W / 42.42389°N 71.17778°W / 42.42389; -71.17778
Built 1816
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Federal
MPS Arlington MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP April 18, 1985

The Lt. Benjamin Locke Store is a historic building at 11—13 Lowell Street in Arlington, Massachusetts. It currently functions as a two-family private residence. The 2.5 story wood frame structure was built in 1816 by Lieutenant Benjamin Locke, son of Revolutionary War veteran Captain Benjamin Locke. He established it as a shop to take advantage of the recently established Middlesex Turnpike, which ran past its door. It was converted into a two-family residence in 1854, a role it continues to serve. In 1912, the house was designated as a "pest house" during a smallpox outbreak, but its use was not required.[2]

The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[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. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Lt. Benjamin Locke Store". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-03-28.