Asa Sanger House

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Asa Sanger House
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Location Sherborn, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°14′8″N71°22′52″W / 42.23556°N 71.38111°W / 42.23556; -71.38111 Coordinates: 42°14′8″N71°22′52″W / 42.23556°N 71.38111°W / 42.23556; -71.38111
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Georgian, Other
MPS Sherborn MRA
NRHP reference # 86000507 [1]
Added to NRHP January 3, 1986

The Asa Sanger House is a historic house at 70 Washington Street in Sherborn, Massachusetts. The oldest portion of this 2-1/2 story timber frame house is, based on architectural evidence, believed to date to the early decades of the 18th century. It has transitional styling, including features of First Period and later Georgian styling. At the time of the American Revolutionary War the house was owned by Asa Sanger, whose family was prominent in town civic and economic affairs. [2]

Sherborn, Massachusetts Town in Massachusetts, United States

Sherborn is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States. It is in area code 508 and has the ZIP code 01770. As of the 2010 U.S. Census, the town population was 4,119.

First Period

In colonial American architecture and design, the First Period was the time period of approximately 1626 through 1725. There are more houses constructed by America's earliest settlers in Essex County, Massachusetts than anywhere else in the country. Its successor is the Colonial Georgian Period.

American Revolutionary War 1775–1783 war between Great Britain and the Thirteen Colonies, which won independence as the United States of America

The American Revolutionary War (1775–1783), also known as the American War of Independence, was an 18th-century war between Great Britain and its Thirteen Colonies which declared independence as the United States of America.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1986. [1]

National Register of Historic Places federal list of historic sites in the United States

The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.

See also

This is a list of properties and historic districts listed on the National Register of Historic Places in Sherborn, Massachusetts.

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References

  1. 1 2 National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service.
  2. "NRHP nomination for Asa Sanger House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-09.