Wheeler-Harrington House

The Wheeler-Harrington House is a historic house located at 249 Harrington Avenue in Concord, Massachusetts.

Wheeler-Harrington House
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Wheeler-Harrington House is located in Massachusetts
Wheeler-Harrington House
Wheeler-Harrington House is located in the United States
Wheeler-Harrington House
Location249 Harrington Avenue,
Concord, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°26′57″N 71°24′12″W / 42.44917°N 71.40333°W / 42.44917; -71.40333Coordinates: 42°26′57″N 71°24′12″W / 42.44917°N 71.40333°W / 42.44917; -71.40333
Builtc. 1742
ArchitectJosiah Wheeler
Architectural styleColonial, Georgian
NRHP reference No.13000534[1]
Added to NRHPJuly 23, 2013

Description and historyEdit

The 2+12-story timber-frame house was probably built around 1742, around the time of the marriage of Josiah and Mary Wheeler. It is the oldest known building in West Concord. It remained in Wheeler family hands until 1827, when it, along with 100 acres (40 ha) of farmland, was sold to Joseph Harrington, Jr., of Lexington. For thirty years (1877 to 1907) the farm was operated and maintained by his daughter, Lucy Harrington. In the 20th century, the farmstead was for fifty years in the hands of a single family, the LeBallisters, who operated a horse farm on land that had been reduced by subdivision. In 1974, the town acquired the house and 15 acres (6.1 ha) of farmland, extending from Harrington Road to the Assabet River. The house was restored by volunteers, and has since been rented by the town to tenant farmers.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on July 23, 2013.[1]

See alsoEdit

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ a b "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Wheeler-Harrington House" (PDF). National Park Service. Retrieved 2014-01-28.