Old Castle (Rockport, Massachusetts)

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Old Castle
Old Castle, Pigeon Cove MA.jpg
Old Castle
Old Castle (Rockport, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Old Castle (Rockport, Massachusetts)
Old Castle (Rockport, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Old Castle (Rockport, Massachusetts)
Nearest city Rockport, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°40′35″N 70°37′31″W / 42.67639°N 70.62528°W / 42.67639; -70.62528Coordinates: 42°40′35″N 70°37′31″W / 42.67639°N 70.62528°W / 42.67639; -70.62528
Built 1715
Architect Wheeler, Jethro
Architectural style Other
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP September 1, 1978

The Old Castle is a historic First Period house located on Castle Lane in Rockport, Massachusetts. The 2.5 story wood frame house was probably built c. 1712 by Jethro Wheeler, in whose family it remained for six generations. It was sold out of the family in 1893 to Henry F. Story, and given to the Pigeon Cove Village Improvement Society in 1929. The house underwent some restoration at that time, and is now open during the summer as a historic house museum,[2] operated by the Sandy Bay Historical Society.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1978.[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 Old Castle". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-18. 

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