Buck, Ephraim, House (NRIS 90000189)
216 Wildwood St.,
MA. County/parish: Middlesex.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
March 09, 1990.
Part of First Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
- Ephraim Buck House
- The Ephraim Buck House is a historic First Period house at 216 Wildwood Street in Wilmington, Massachusetts. Construction of the house has been dated to c. 1704 by deeds, although local histories suggest part of it may be older. Analysis of its framing suggests that it may have been built in phases: the first phase would have included the front half of the house, along with a central chimney, while the back portion of the house, along with a new chimney, would have been added later in the 18th century. The house is distinctive for having "Beverly jogs" on both sides of the house; this is a portion of the rear section that projects from the side of the house. The house was supposedly built by Roger Buck, an early colonial settler, and his son Ephraim, and was originally occupied by two families. Its exterior was restyled c. 1770 to give it Federal period styling, including a front door entry with 3/4 length sidelight windows and an entablature. (read more...)