Timothy Morse House
|Location||628 Main Street,|
West Newbury, Massachusetts
|MPS||First Period Buildings of Eastern Massachusetts TR|
|NRHP reference No.||90000271|
|Added to NRHP||March 9, 1990|
The Timothy Morse House is a historic First Period house in West Newbury, Massachusetts. The 2.5-story wood-frame house was built in stages beginning in 1730. Even though Georgian styling and construction techniques were already taking hold at that time, this house was built in a typical First Period style. The first portion built was to the right of the (now central) chimney, and was followed at a later date by construction of the left side. In the 20th century, one addition was added to the rear of the house, and a relatively modern sun porch addition was added to the right side. The west side front room features a Federal period fireplace.
The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
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