Samuel Foster House

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Samuel Foster House
ReadingMA SamuelFosterHouse.jpg
Samuel Foster House is located in Massachusetts
Samuel Foster House
Samuel Foster House is located in the US
Samuel Foster House
Location Reading, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°32′31″N 71°7′37″W / 42.54194°N 71.12694°W / 42.54194; -71.12694Coordinates: 42°32′31″N 71°7′37″W / 42.54194°N 71.12694°W / 42.54194; -71.12694
Built 1710
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Colonial, Other
MPS First Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP March 9, 1990

The Samuel Foster House (also known as the Foster-Emerson House) is a historic house at 409 Grove Street (formerly at 288 Grove Street) in Reading, Massachusetts.

Samuel Foster, an early miller and farmer built the house in 1709 and his family resided in the building until Ebenezer Emerson purchased the house from the Fosters in 1769. Emerson served in the American Revolutionary War. The Meadow Brook Golf Club acquired the house and barn in 1912, and groundskeepers lived in the house from 1923 to the 1980s. The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990. In 1998 the house was moved from the golf course at 288 Grove Street to 409 Grove Street when it was no longer needed by the club, and there was a city-wide effort to preserve the building from demolition.[2]

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  1. ^ National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ House information

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