Swampscott Fish House

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Swampscott Fish House
Swampscott Fish House, MA.jpg
Swampscott Fish House is located in Massachusetts
Swampscott Fish House
Swampscott Fish House is located in USA
Swampscott Fish House
Location Humphrey Street, Swampscott, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°28′3″N 70°54′37″W / 42.46750°N 70.91028°W / 42.46750; -70.91028Coordinates: 42°28′3″N 70°54′37″W / 42.46750°N 70.91028°W / 42.46750; -70.91028
Built 1896
Architect Henry W. Rogers
Architectural style Shingle Style
NRHP Reference #

85001120

[1]
Added to NRHP May 16, 1985

Swampscott Fish House is a historic fishing supply storage house off Humphrey Street on Fisherman's Beach in Swampscott, Massachusetts. It is the oldest active fish house in the country.

The Shingle style house was built in 1896 on land taken by eminent domain. The Fish House consolidated the many fishing structures that stretched along the oceanfront obscuring views of the ocean and subtracting from the area's appeal as a swimming beach.[2] The Fish House is also home to the Swampscott Yacht Club and the Swampscott Sailing Program. The yacht club is refinished with a porch and a bar.

The building was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.[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 Swampscott Fish House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-13. 

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