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Oct 21 2010
1 Boston 23260
2 Cambridge 4155
3 Salem 3189
4 Martha's Vineyard 2694
5 Worcester 2294
6 Plymouth 1380
7 Lowell 1175
8 Newton 1059
9 Gloucester 974
10 Brookline 902
11 Amherst 863
12 Quincy 858
13 Northampton 749
14 Concord 741
15 Somerville 737
16 Waltham 687
17 The House of the Seven Gables (Salem) - house from the Nathaniel Hawthorne novel of the same name 663
18 Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum (Boston) - Remarkable palazzo and art museum 626
19 Lexington 625
20 Andover 570
21 Pittsfield 561
22 Medford 516
23 Taunton 499
24 Danvers 467
25 Watertown 465
26 Woburn 415
27 Beverly 414
28 Natick 402
29 Arlington 323
30 Dedham 307
31 Hingham 301
32 Needham 299
33 Ipswich 296
34 Stockbridge 289
35 Burlington 280
36 Lenox 277
37 Greenfield 276
38 The Witch House (Salem) - circa 1642 - home of Witch Trials Judge Jonathan Corwin 271
39 Chelmsford 262
40 Amesbury 235
41 Shrewsbury 230
42 Duxbury 214
43 Dartmouth 191
44 Paul Revere House (Boston) - built in 1680 184
45 Deerfield 163
46 Swampscott 162
47 List of National Historic Landmarks in Massachusetts 159
48 Lincoln 156
49 Stoneham, Massachusetts 149
50 Grafton 137
51 Auburn 133
52 Fairbanks House (Dedham) - North America's oldest surviving timber-frame house; built circa 1636 119
53 Orchard House (Concord) - home of Louisa May Alcott; the novel Little Women was written here 119
54 Essex 106
55 Rehoboth 99
56 Newbury and Newburyport 98
57 The Old Manse (Concord) - built by Ralph Waldo Emerson's grandfather; Emerson and Nathaniel Hawthorn wrote some of their work in the house; 1770 91
58 List of the oldest buildings in Massachusetts 90
59 Gropius House (Lincoln) - designed by Walter Gropius; 1938 87
60 Harrison Gray Otis House (Boston) - Not one but three houses by Charles Bulfinch 76
61 Townsend 72
62 Rebecca Nurse Homestead (Danvers) - hanged for witchcraft, 1692 71
63 The Trustees of Reservations 71
64 Hammond Castle - home and laboratory of John Hays Hammond, Jr.; built 1926-1929 67
65 The Wayside (Concord) - home of Louisa May Alcott and later Nathaniel Hawthorne 63
66 John Hale House (Beverly) - circa 1695 61
67 The Mount (Lenox) - author Edith Wharton's estate; 1902 58
68 Historic New England 51
69 Hampden 44
70 Long Hill (Beverly) - Ellery Sedgwick's home and gardens; 1925 43
71 Hancock-Clarke House (Lexington) - home of the Reverend John Hancock (grandfather of John Hancock, signer of the Declaration of Independence) and the Reverend Jonas Clarke; built between 1698 and 1738 in Lexington, Massachusetts]] 42
72 John Adams Birthplace (Quincy) - birthplace of John Adams 41
73 Chesterwood (Stockbridge) - sculptor Daniel Chester French's home and studio; 1920s 40
74 James Blake House (Dorchester) - oldest house in Boston; 1648 39
75 General Israel Putnam House (Danvers) - circa 1648, birthplace of Gen. Israel Putnam 38
76 Cummington 38
77 Endicott Estate Dedham, Massachusetts - home of Henry B. Endicott, designed by Henry Bailey Alden, 1905 36
78 Whistler House Museum of Art (Lowell) - birthplace of painter James McNeill Whistler 36
79 Beauport, Sleeper-McCann House - built in 1907 as a summer house for designer Henry Davis Sleeper 34
80 Parson Capen House (Topsfield) - circa 1683 34
81 Pickering House (Salem) - circa 1651 33
82 Ropes Mansion (Salem) - late 1720s 32
83 Borden-Winslow House - Georgian Colonial, built 1740 32
84 Grandfather's House (Medford) - original destination from "Over the River and Through the Woods" 31
85 Bush, Ralph Waldo Emerson House (Concord) - home of Ralph Waldo Emerson 31
86 Lyman Estate (Waltham) - country estate; built 1793 30
87 Richard Sparrow House (Plymouth) - oldest house in Plymouth; owned by the Sparrow family, who arrived Plymouth in 1633; the house was built circa 1640 30
88 William Cullen Bryant Homestead (Cummington) - home of William Cullen Bryant 29
89 Naumkeag (Stockbridge) - 44 room, shingle-style country house designed by Stanford White; 1885 28
90 The Stevens-Coolidge Place (North Andover) - house museum and garden; late Federal period 28
91 Choate House (Essex) - birthplace of Rufus Choate; built c. 1730 26
92 Nathaniel Hawthorne Birthplace (Salem) - birthplace of American novelist Nathaniel Hawthorne; built between 1730–1745 26
93 Robert Treat Paine Estate (Waltham) - country estate, collaboration of Henry Hobson Richardson and Frederick Law Olmsted; built 1866 and 1884 25
94 Gibson House Museum (Boston) - unchanged Back Bay townhouse lived in by 3 generations of Gibsons; built 1859 25
95 John Balch House (Beverly) - one of the oldest surviving wood-frame houses in the United States, built circa 1636 24
96 Macy-Colby House (Amesbury) - built 1654 23
97 Nathaniel Bowditch House (Salem) - home of Nathaniel Bowditch 22
98 Shirley-Eustis House [link] (Roxbury) - Tory stronghold 22
99 The Mission House (Stockbridge) - the first missionary to the Mohegan Indians in Stockbridge; built in 1739 21
100 Isaac Royall House (Medford) - a very fine mansion from the early 18th century with New England's only surviving slave quarters 21
101 Gardner-Pingree House (Salem) - 1804-1805 21
102 Spencer-Peirce-Little Farm (Newbury) - circa 1675-1700 21
103 Jason Russell House (Arlington) - Bloodiest spot in the Battle of Lexington and Concord; built 1740 20
104 Boardman House (Saugus) - circa 1687 20
105 Col. Thomas Carpenter III House - built 1855 20
106 John Cabot House (Beverly) - one of the first brick structures built in Beverly 20
107 Crowninshield-Bentley House (Salem) - circa 1727-1730 20
108 Eleanor Cabot Bradley Estate (Canton) - country house with garden grounds 19
109 Dole-Little House (Newbury) - circa 1715 of older materials 19
110 John Greenleaf Whittier Homestead (Haverhill) - home of poet John Greenleaf Whittier 19
111 Harlow Old Fort House (Plymouth) - built with timbers from the Pilgrims 1621 Fort on Burial Hill; built in 1677 19
112 Coffin House (Essex) - Colonial house; circa 1678 18
113 Colonel John Ashley House (Sheffield) - built circa 1735 18
114 Captain Robert Bennet Forbes House (Milton) - Greek Revival architecture 17
115 Gedney House (Salem) - circa 1665 17
116 White-Ellery House - built in 1710 for Reverend John White, owned by the Ellery family for 200 years 17
117 Leavitt-Hovey House (Greenfield) - built in 1799 by architect Asher Benjamin for judge Jonathan Leavitt 17
118 The Josiah Quincy House (Quincy) - country home of Revolutionary War soldier Colonel Josiah Quincy;1770 17
119 Edmund Fowle House (Watertown) - site of revolutionary government and first US treaty; early 1740s 16
120 Carpenter House (Rehoboth, Massachusetts) - built 1789 16
121 Reginald A. Fessenden House (Newton) - home of technologist Reginald Aubrey Fessenden 15
122 Barrett-Byam Homestead - (Chelmsford) - prior to 1663 14
123 Elmwood (Cambridge) - birthplace and home of poet James Russell Lowell; built 1767 14
124 Hoxie House (Sandwich) - Cape Cod's oldest saltbox house; built circa 1675 14
125 General Sylvanus Thayer Birthplace (Braintree) - birthplace of Sylvanus Thayer, "Father of West Point" 14
126 Brocklebank-Nelson-Beecher House (Georgetown) - circa 1668 13
127 Jeremiah Lee Mansion (Marblehead) - 1768 13
128 John Quincy Adams Birthplace (Quincy) - birthplace of John Quincy Adams 13
129 Codman House (Lincoln) - Federal style; built 1735 12
130 1790 House (Woburn) - large Federal house with interesting history; 1790 12
131 Pierce-Hichborn House (Boston) - an early Georgian house; 1711 12
132 Rotch-Jones-Duff House and Garden Museum - home of William Rotch Jr, a whaling merchant; built in 1834 12
133 General Artemas Ward House 12
134 Russell House (Andover) - circa 1805 12
135 Henry Wilson Shoe Shop - Henry Wilson, eighteenth Vice President of the United States, made shoes in this ten footer. 12
136 Willard House and Clock Museum 12
137 Gore Place (Waltham) - brick country estate; built 1806 11
138 Cooper-Frost-Austin House (Cambridge) - oldest house in Cambridge; built c. 1681 11
139 Reuben Brown House - Colonial style built in 1725 11
140 Winslow Crocker House (Yarmouth Port) - built circa 1780 11
141 Judge Samuel Holten House (Danvers) - circa 1670 11
142 John Whipple House (Ipswich) - mid-17th century to the early 18th century 11
143 Peter Tufts House (Medford) - perhaps the oldest all-brick house in the United States 11
144 Samuel Gaut House (Somerville) - Italianate style; built 1855 10
145 Cogswell's Grant (Essex) - remarkable collectors' house 10
146 Cushing House Museum and Garden (Newburyport) - home of shipowner John Newmarch Cushing 10
147 Samuel Colby House - Italianate, built 1869 10
148 Jethro Coffin House (Nantucket) - oldest house in Nantucket; built circa 1686 10
149 The Swett-Ilsley House (Newbury) - circa 1670 10
150 Christopher Carpenter House - built 1800 9
151 Nathaniel Winsor, Jr. House (Duxbury) - built 1807 9
152 Amory-Ticknor House (Boston) by Charles Bulfinch 9
153 Reed Homestead (Townsend) - murals by Rufus Porter, founder of Scientific American 9
154 Asa Gray House (Cambridge) - designed by Ithiel Town, home of botanist Asa Gray 9
155 Isaac Winslow House (Marshfield) - Tory stronghold 9
156 Hoar Tavern (Lincoln) - Oldest home in Lincoln; built 1680 9
157 "Old Chelmsford" Garrison House - (Chelmsford) - prior to 1691 9
158 Elihu Thomson House (Swampscott) - home of Elihu Thomson 9
159 Loring-Greenough House (Jamaica Plain) - Tory stronghold 9
160 Morse House - built 1850 8
161 King Caesar House (Duxbury) - home of Ezra Weston, II ("King Caesar"); built 1808 8
162 McKinstrey House - Georgian colonial, built 1759 8

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