Woodward Homestead

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Woodward Homestead
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Woodward Homestead is located in Massachusetts
Woodward Homestead
Woodward Homestead is located in the US
Woodward Homestead
Location 17 Main St., Wakefield, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°31′27″N 71°4′46″W / 42.52417°N 71.07944°W / 42.52417; -71.07944Coordinates: 42°31′27″N 71°4′46″W / 42.52417°N 71.07944°W / 42.52417; -71.07944
Architectural style Federal
MPS Wakefield MRA
NRHP Reference # 89000747[1]
Added to NRHP July 6, 1989

The Woodward Homestead is a historic house at 17 Main Street in Wakefield, Massachusetts, USA. It is an unusual style wood frame house, with an older portion (the north side) that is 1.5 stories and was probably built sometime before 1765. It was remodeled later in the 19th century in the Federal style, and in the 1830s the southern portion of the house was added, with Greek Revival style (although the northern section retained its Federal character). The first known occupant was John Woodward in 1765; he was from a family that arrived in the area late in the 17th century.[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. ^ "NRHP nomination for Woodward Homestead". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-31.