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Capen, Parson, House

Topsfield, Massachusetts
County of Essex.
Howlett Street
National Register Number: 66000139
Resource type: Building.
Property type: Domestic - single dwelling. The threat level was Satisfactory in
2008.
Certified Local Government: NO
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Current use/information: House Museum.

Statement of Significance (as of designation - October 9, 1960):
The is one of the best preserved large 17th century frame English Colonial dwellings in the U.S. Gable-roofed, with an oak frame rising two stories and a clapboard exterior, it has the date June 18, 1683, carved on a second-story beam. Parson Joseph Capen was called to the pastorate at Topsfield in 1681 and the age of 23.

Condition:
There are no reported threats to the landmark.

Professional Survey, 1999, supported by Essex Natl Heritage; Structural repairs, 2005; Roof Replacement, 2000; Chimney Rebuilding, 2000.


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