Phineas Foster House

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Phineas Foster House
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Phineas Foster House is located in Massachusetts
Phineas Foster House
Phineas Foster House is located in the United States
Phineas Foster House
LocationBoxford, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°38′56″N 70°58′50″W / 42.64889°N 70.98056°W / 42.64889; -70.98056Coordinates: 42°38′56″N 70°58′50″W / 42.64889°N 70.98056°W / 42.64889; -70.98056
Architectural styleColonial, Other
MPSFirst Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
NRHP reference #90000193 [1]
Added to NRHPMarch 9, 1990

The Phineas Foster House is a historic First Period house at 11 Old Topsfield Road in Boxford, Massachusetts. Like many First Period houses it was built in stages. The first portion, built c. 1725, was a single cell to the right of what is now the central chimney. It was extended with a matching section on the left side of the chimney later in the First Period, and acquired a two-story kitchen ell late in the 18th century, giving the house an L shape. The front porch entry is a Federal period addition, and the central chimney has been rebuilt. The house is named for the owner of the property in 1799.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990, where it is listed at 15 Old Topsfield Road.[1]

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 2008-04-15.
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Phineas Foster House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-12.