Tom Thumb House (Middleborough, Massachusetts)

From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Jump to navigation Jump to search
Tom Thumb House
Tom Thumb House, Middleborough, MA.jpg
Tom Thumb House (Middleborough, Massachusetts) is located in Massachusetts
Tom Thumb House (Middleborough, Massachusetts)
Tom Thumb House (Middleborough, Massachusetts) is located in the US
Tom Thumb House (Middleborough, Massachusetts)
Location Middleborough, Massachusetts
Coordinates 41°55′16″N 70°55′8″W / 41.92111°N 70.91889°W / 41.92111; -70.91889Coordinates: 41°55′16″N 70°55′8″W / 41.92111°N 70.91889°W / 41.92111; -70.91889
Architect Unknown
Architectural style Second Empire, Italianate
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP April 16, 1993

The Tom Thumb House is a historic house at 351 Plymouth Street in Middleborough, Massachusetts. The 2-1/2 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]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ "MACRIS inventory record for Tom Thumb House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-05-28.