Zaccheus Gould House

The Zaccheus Gould House is a historic First Period house in Topsfield, Massachusetts. The oldest part of the house was built c. 1670, probably for Zaccheus Gould by John Gould, one of the founders of Topsfield. The house is a 2+12-story five-bay wood-frame structure. The older portion of the house is on the right of the central chimney; the portion on the left is estimated to have been added c. 1700. The workmanship on the exposed framing elements inside the house suggests that the same workman also worked on the Stephen Foster House.[2]

Zaccheus Gould House
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Zaccheus Gould House is located in Massachusetts
Zaccheus Gould House
Zaccheus Gould House is located in the United States
Zaccheus Gould House
Location85 River Road,
Topsfield, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°38′0″N 70°57′38″W / 42.63333°N 70.96056°W / 42.63333; -70.96056Coordinates: 42°38′0″N 70°57′38″W / 42.63333°N 70.96056°W / 42.63333; -70.96056
Architectural styleColonial
Part ofRiver Road-Cross Street Historic District (ID05000465)
MPSFirst Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
NRHP reference No.90000261[1]
Significant dates
Added to NRHPMarch 9, 1990
Designated CPMay 26, 2005

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.[1] Because the property was subdivided, it is no longer at its listed address, 73 Prospect Street.[2] The property also contributes to the River Road-Cross Street Historic District, listed in 2005.[3]

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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 "NRHP nomination for Zaccheus Gould House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-09.
  3. ^ "NRHP nomination for River Road - Cross Street Historic District". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-09.