Luther House

The Luther House is a historic house in Swansea, Massachusetts. It is a 1+12-story gambrel-roofed wood-frame house, five bays wide, with a central chimney and wooden shingle siding. Its main facade is symmetrically arranged, with a center entrance that has a transom window above. An ell extends to the right side, and dormers in the roof are a later addition. The house was built c. 1740, probably by Hezekiah Luther, son of John Luther, the first of that name to settle the area. It was long associated with the Luthers, a locally prominent family, whose members owned this house until the mid-20th century.[2]

Luther House
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Luther House in 2013
Luther House is located in Massachusetts
Luther House
Luther House is located in the United States
Luther House
Location177 Market Street,
Swansea, Massachusetts
Coordinates41°45′52″N 71°16′9″W / 41.76444°N 71.26917°W / 41.76444; -71.26917Coordinates: 41°45′52″N 71°16′9″W / 41.76444°N 71.26917°W / 41.76444; -71.26917
Built1740
Architectural styleGeorgian
MPSSwansea MRA
NRHP reference No.90000073[1]
Added to NRHPAugust 8, 1990

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

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Luther House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-06-26.