Tom Thumb House (Middleborough, Massachusetts)

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Tom Thumb House
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Location351 Plymouth Street,
Middleborough, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°55′16″N70°55′8″W / 41.92111°N 70.91889°W / 41.92111; -70.91889 Coordinates: 41°55′16″N70°55′8″W / 41.92111°N 70.91889°W / 41.92111; -70.91889
Architectural styleSecond Empire, Italianate
NRHP reference No. 93000298 [1]
Added to NRHPApril 16, 1993

The Tom Thumb House is a historic house in Middleborough, Massachusetts. The 212 story wood frame house was built in the 1870s as a summer home for the dwarf entertainer Charles Stratton, best known by his stage name, General Tom Thumb. It has Second Empire architecture, including a mansard roof, paired brackets in the cornice, and paired columns supporting the porch. The interior was built to meet the needs of the 3-foot-4-inch (102 cm) Stratton and his wife Lavinia, who was also a proportionate dwarf (midget,) however, few of its miniaturized features have survived. [2]

The house was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1993. [1]

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References

  1. 1 2 "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places . National Park Service. April 15, 2008.
  2. "MACRIS inventory record for Tom Thumb House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-28.