Rev. John Tufts House

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Rev. John Tufts House
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Rev. John Tufts House is located in Massachusetts
Rev. John Tufts House
Rev. John Tufts House is located in the US
Rev. John Tufts House
Location West Newbury, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°48′29″N 70°57′24″W / 42.80806°N 70.95667°W / 42.80806; -70.95667Coordinates: 42°48′29″N 70°57′24″W / 42.80806°N 70.95667°W / 42.80806; -70.95667
Built 1714
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Colonial, Other
MPS First Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
NRHP reference # 90000270[1]
Added to NRHP March 9, 1990

The Rev. John Tufts House is a historic First Period house at 750 Main Street in West Newbury, Massachusetts. It was the house of John Tufts (1689–1750), an important early American music educator. The 2.5 story central chimney building is framed entirely in oak, and its main block was built all at once (unlike many First Period homes, which were often built in stages) in c. 1715. It is five bays wide, with an enlarged central bay, where the door is located. The doorway is framed by Georgian period pilasters and pedimented entablature. There is a 20th-century saltbox-style addition across part of the back of the house, and a gabled addition on the right that is connected to the main house by a narrow inset section.[2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]


  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 Rev. John Tufts House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-10. 

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