Hopkinson, George, House (NRIS 90000220)
362 Main St.,
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
- George Hopkinson House
- The George Hopkinson House is a historic colonial First Period house at 362 Main Street in Groveland, Massachusetts. Built c. 1716, it is a rare surviving single cell house from the period. Most First Period houses were built in their first stage as a chimney section and a two story section to one side, with one room on each floor, and were later extended with additional rooms on the other side of the chimney, giving colonial rooms their characteristic five bay appearance. Because this one was never extended in this way, it exhibits a three bay front, with a door in the right-side bay, in front of the chimney. A rear leanto section was added later in the 18th century, and the side ell was added in the 19th century. The house is also a rare regional instance of plank frame construction (similar to Groveland's other First Period house, the Joseph Hardy House). (read more...)