Upham, Phineas, House (NRIS 90000173)
255 Upham 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
- Phineas Upham House
- The Phineas Upham House is a historic First Period house at 255 Upham Street in Melrose, Massachusetts. The house's construction date is claimed by some local historians to be c. 1703, not long after Phineas Upham married. However, other evidence suggests that this house was actually built by Phineas Upham for his son Amos, and would thus date to the late 1730s instead. The house is a 2.5 story timber frame house, three bays wide and two deep, with an off-center entrance and a centered chimney. It probably began as a simple two-bay house and was extended later in the 18th century with the addition of the third bay. The rear of the house was also originally a single story (giving the house a saltbox appearance), but the roof was raised to a full two stories in the late 18th/early 19th century. (read more...)