Titcomb, Benaiah, House (NRIS 90000208)
189 John Wise Ave.,
MA. County/parish: Essex.
1 contributing building.
Added to the National Register of Historic Places
March 09, 1990.
Part of First Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR
- Benaiah Titcomb House
- The Benaiah Titcomb House is a historic First Period house at 189 John Wise Avenue in Essex, Massachusetts. The oldest part of the house, built c. 1700 in Newburyport, was a two story section two rooms wide, with a central chimney. Sometime before the end of the First Period (c. 1720s) a shed-style leanto addition was added to its rear (the side now facing the street), giving it a saltbox appearance. The house was moved to its present location in 1917, oriented to provide views of the coast. At this time a new chimney was provided, and a large dormer was added to the rear to expand the upstairs living space. (read more...)