Stephen Foster House (Topsfield, Massachusetts)

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Stephen Foster House
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Stephen Foster House (Topsfield, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Stephen Foster House (Topsfield, Massachusetts)
Stephen Foster House (Topsfield, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Stephen Foster House (Topsfield, Massachusetts)
Location Topsfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°39′35″N 70°56′2″W / 42.65972°N 70.93389°W / 42.65972; -70.93389Coordinates: 42°39′35″N 70°56′2″W / 42.65972°N 70.93389°W / 42.65972; -70.93389
Built 1680
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Colonial, Other
MPS First Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP March 9, 1990

The Stephen Foster House is a historic house at 109 North Street in rural area of Topsfield, Massachusetts. It is a rare instance of a First Period house (built c. 1680) in which its original footprint is still readily discernible, and has not been obscured by subsequent modifications. The only immediately overt exterior indication of the house's great age is the steep pitch of its roof. It is a 2.5 story wooden house framed with massive oak timbers. It is a "single cell" house, only three asymmetrically placed window bays wide and one room deep, with a chimney on the left side. Its exterior was complete restyled in a 19th-century vernacular style.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[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 Stephen Foster House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-06.