Tobey Homestead

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Tobey Homestead
WarehamMA TobeyHomestead.jpg
Tobey Homestead is located in Massachusetts
Tobey Homestead
Tobey Homestead is located in the US
Tobey Homestead
Location Wareham, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°45′24″N 70°42′51″W / 41.75667°N 70.71417°W / 41.75667; -70.71417Coordinates: 41°45′24″N 70°42′51″W / 41.75667°N 70.71417°W / 41.75667; -70.71417
Built 1825
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Second Empire, Federal
NRHP reference #

86001219

[1]
Added to NRHP June 5, 1986

The Tobey Homestead is a historic farmhouse located at the crossroads of Main Street and Sandwich Road in Wareham, Massachusetts.

Description and history[edit]

The 2-1/2 story wood frame house, which occupies a prominent site in the town center in front of Tobey Hospital, was built c. 1825 and extensively remodeled c. 1870. The house follows a basic Federal-style plan, five bays wide and two deep. The 1870 alterations included adding the mansard roof with gable dormers, giving it a characteristic Second Empire appearance. A rear ell and left-side sun porch also date to this period. The Tobeys were a prominent local family who owned a local iron foundry and other businesses. The property was given to the town by bequest in 1938, for use as a hospital.[2]

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places on June 5, 1986.[1]

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References[edit]

  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "NRHP nomination for Tobey Homestead". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-13.