Parson Capen House
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Architect Vernacular
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Location Topsfield, Massachusetts   map
Date 1683   timeline
Building Type house
 Construction System timber frame, clapboard siding
Climate temperate
Context small town
Style New England U.S. Vernacular
Notes Typical early New England house. Central chimney and stair, upper floor overhangs lower.




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Sources on Parson Capen House

Samuel Chamberlain. A Small House in The Sun: A Visage of Rural New England. New York: Hastings House, 1971. exterior photo along fence, p65.

Leland M. Roth. A Concise History of American Architecture. New York: Harper and Row, Publishers, 1979. ISBN 0-06-430086-2. NA705.R67 1979. discussion, p14, 16. exterior and interior photos and plan drawing, p15. interior photo of parlor, p15 plate11. exterior photo of house, p15 plate9. — Available at

Kevin Matthews. The Great Buildings Collection on CD-ROM. Artifice, 2001. ISBN 0-9667098-4-5.— Available at  Find books about Parson Capen House


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