Richard Sparrow House

The Richard Sparrow House is a historic house at 42 Summer Street in Plymouth, Massachusetts and the oldest surviving house in Plymouth.

Richard Sparrow House
Richard Sparrow House in Plymouth Massachusetts.jpg
Richard Sparrow House is located in Massachusetts
Richard Sparrow House
Richard Sparrow House is located in the United States
Richard Sparrow House
LocationPlymouth, Massachusetts
Coordinates41°57′15″N 70°39′54″W / 41.95417°N 70.66500°W / 41.95417; -70.66500Coordinates: 41°57′15″N 70°39′54″W / 41.95417°N 70.66500°W / 41.95417; -70.66500
Builtca. 1640
NRHP reference No.74002035[1]
Added to NRHPOctober 9, 1974

The house was built around 1640 by Richard Sparrow, an English surveyor who arrived in Plymouth in 1636.[2] He was granted a 16-acre (6.5 ha) tract of land in 1636 on which the house was later built.[2] Sparrow moved to Eastham in 1653.[2] The Richard Sparrow House was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1974.[1] The house is now operated as a house museum and art gallery and is part of Plymouth Village Historic District.

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  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ a b c Richard Sparrow House History

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Sparrow House in 1910