Tufts, Rev. John, House (NRIS 90000270)
750 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
- Rev. John Tufts House
- The Rev. John Tufts House is a historic First Period house at 750 Main Street in West Newbury, Massachusetts. It was the house of John Tufts (1689–1750), an important early American music educator. The 2.5 story central chimney building is framed entirely in oak, and its main block was built all at once (unlike many First Period homes, which were often built in stages) in c. 1715. It is five bays wide, with an enlarged central bay, where the door is located. The doorway is framed by Georgian period pilasters and pedimented entablature. There is a 20th-century saltbox-style addition across part of the back of the house, and a gabled addition on the right that is connected to the main house by a narrow inset section. (read more...)