John Mason House (Lexington, Massachusetts)

The John Mason House is a historic First Period house in Lexington, Massachusetts. It is a 2+12-story wood-frame structure, its main block three bays wide, with a side-gable roof, clapboard siding, and two chimneys set behind the roof ridge. A leanto section to the rear gives it a saltbox profile, and an ell extends to the right. The oldest portion of the house, a three-bay portion of its main block, was built circa 1715. The building has been repeatedly extended and altered over the years. John Mason, its builder, was a prominent local citizen.[2]

John Mason House
John Mason House in 1930
John Mason House (Lexington, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
John Mason House (Lexington, Massachusetts)
John Mason House (Lexington, Massachusetts) is located in the United States
John Mason House (Lexington, Massachusetts)
Location1303 Massachusetts Avenue,
Lexington, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°26′28″N 71°12′54″W / 42.44111°N 71.21500°W / 42.44111; -71.21500
Area3.7 acres (1.5 ha)
Architectural styleColonial
MPSFirst Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
NRHP reference No.90000172[1]
Added to NRHPMarch 9, 1990

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1]

See also



  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for John Mason House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-04-07.

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