Old Farm (NRIS 90000265)
9 Maple 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
- Old Farm
- The Old Farm is a historic First Period house at 9 Maple Street in Wenham, Massachusetts. The oldest part of the house, the left front and chimney, were built first, followed by the rooms to the right of the chimney, and a rear leanto section. This work was all done in the 17th century, but has not been dated with precision. In the late 19th century the rear section was raised to a full two stories, and the roof was rebuilt as a gambrel. The building underwent a major restoration effort in the early 20th century, led by Joseph Everett Chandler, a prominent restoration specialist. The restoration job was the subject of an article in a 1921 edition of House Beautiful. (read more...)