Monday, March 10, 2014

Mid 18th Century house needs new home!

The Thomas Clark house, which has been described as one Belmont, MA's most historic and architecturally intact houses, will be dismantled and is looking for a new home.

This center entrance Georgian style home had the misfortune of being located on land that was worth more to the developer than the house.  It was threatened with demolition when, thanks to the efforts of the Belmont Historical Commission, the Architectural Heritage Foundation and private citizens, it was moved to a temporary location.

The house was built in 1760 by Farmer Thomas Clark to house the workers who helped on the farm.  When his own house burned down, the Clark family moved in to this house and made additions.

As you can see in the photos, it retains much of its original architectural details, wide plank floors, 9 over six windows, doors and raised field paneling surrounding the chimneys.  This home is a jewel that still faces extinction unless a new home can be found for it.

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Please help spread the word to save this important home!

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