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Henry E. Durfee Farmhouse

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Built  1849
NRHP Reference #  89000547
Area  4,047 m²
MPS  Southbridge MRA
Opened  1849
Added to NRHP  22 June 1989
Henry E. Durfee Farmhouse
Location  281 Eastford Rd., Southbridge, Massachusetts
Architectural style  Greek Revival architecture
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The Henry E. Durfee Farmhouse is a historic Greek Revival farm house at 281 Eastford Road in Southbridge, Massachusetts. The house is, despite its now somewhat suburban setting, a reminder of the rural past of that portion of southern Southbridge. Construction of the house is estimated to have been in 1849, around the time of Henry Durfee's marriage; the house was built on land that probably belonged to his mother's family. Its basic plan is a 1.5 story three bay side hall configuration; the front facade has significant Greek Revival detailing, including corner pilasters and a doorway with corniced lintel as well as transom and sidelight windows. There is a major addition on the left facade, extending two full stories. Its property was once much larger (over 100 acres (40 ha)), which has been reduced over the following years by suburbanization.

The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1989.

References

Henry E. Durfee Farmhouse Wikipedia


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