Nathaniel Baker House

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Nathaniel Baker House
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Nathaniel Baker House
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Nathaniel Baker House
Nathaniel Baker House is located in Massachusetts
Nathaniel Baker House
Nathaniel Baker House is located in the US
Nathaniel Baker House
Location 1606 Hyannis Rd., Barnstable, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°41′45″N 70°18′8″W / 41.69583°N 70.30222°W / 41.69583; -70.30222Coordinates: 41°41′45″N 70°18′8″W / 41.69583°N 70.30222°W / 41.69583; -70.30222
Area 1.5 acres (0.61 ha)
Built 1721 (1721)
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian
MPS Barnstable MRA
NRHP Reference # 87000229[1]
Added to NRHP March 13, 1987

The Nathaniel Baker House is a historic house at 1606 Hyannis Road in Barnstable, Massachusetts. The house was probably built about 1721, and is a well-preserved example of an early Georgian hip-roofed house. It is also noted for its association with the locally prominent Baker family. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.[1]

Description and history[edit]

The Nathaniel Baker House stands in a rural residential area of central northern Barnstable, on the east side of Hyannis Road, roughly opposite its junction with Maushop Avenue. It is a two story wood frame structure, with a hip roof, central chimney, and wooden shingle exterior. It has unadorned trim, with plain cornerboards, window and door trim. The house follows a basically rectangular plan, with a two-story hip-roof ell attached to one side of the rear.[2]

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The house was built about 1721 for Nathaniel Baker IV, possibly by his father Nathaniel Baker III, as a gift at the time of his wedding. Documentary sources support this general timeline, but there is some evidence that part of the house may be older. In 1778, Baker divided the house in two, deeding one half to his two daughters while he occupied the other half. He died in 1791, with an insolvent estate. The house was returned to single-family use in 1926.[2] The house is one of six surviving Georgian five-bay houses in Barnstable.[3]

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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. ^ a b "MACRIS inventory record for Nathaniel Baker House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-25. 
  3. ^ "Barnstable Multiple Resource Area Document". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2016-10-31.