Seth Boyden House

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Seth Boyden House
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Seth Boyden House is located in Massachusetts
Seth Boyden House
Seth Boyden House is located in the US
Seth Boyden House
Location Foxborough, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°4′22″N 71°13′5″W / 42.07278°N 71.21806°W / 42.07278; -71.21806Coordinates: 42°4′22″N 71°13′5″W / 42.07278°N 71.21806°W / 42.07278; -71.21806
Built Circa 1737 with an addition added in 1820
Architectural style Federal
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP November 10, 1983

The Seth Boyden House is a historic house at 135 Oak Street in Foxborough, Massachusetts. It is also known as "OAKWUD", after 500-year-old oak tree that stands on the northeast side of the main house. The two story brick house is claimed to have been built as early as 1728, although stylistic architectural evidence suggests a later (c. 1780-90) date. The house is notable as the home of inventor Seth Boyden, who was cited as a significant influence by Thomas Alva Edison.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.[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. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Seth Boyden House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-28.