William McKinstry Farmhouse

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William McKinstry Farmhouse
SouthbridgeMA WilliamMcKinstryFarmhouse.jpg
William McKinstry Farmhouse is located in Massachusetts
William McKinstry Farmhouse
William McKinstry Farmhouse is located in the US
William McKinstry Farmhouse
Location 361 Pleasant St., Southbridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°5′28″N 72°2′31″W / 42.09111°N 72.04194°W / 42.09111; -72.04194Coordinates: 42°5′28″N 72°2′31″W / 42.09111°N 72.04194°W / 42.09111; -72.04194
Built 1780
Architectural style Colonial Revival
MPS Southbridge MRA
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP June 22, 1989

The William McKinstry Farmhouse is a historic house at 361 Pleasant Street in Southbridge, Massachusetts. Despite significant later alteration, it is one of the oldest surviving farmhouses in Southbridge. It was built in about 1780 by William McKinstry, a British Army soldier who arrived in the area as a deserter in 1748, and is still owned by his descendants. Despite later modifications (notably the 19th century front dormer and side ell, and the application of siding), the basic 1-1/2 story five bay plan with twin chimneys is recognizable.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.[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 William McKinstry Farmhouse". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-02. 

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