Tuesday, June 23, 2009

Phineas Upham House Tour

Phineas Upham House
255 Upham Rd.
Melrose, Mass.
Recently the caretaker of the Phineas Upham house was kind enough to give me a tour of the property. Three rooms in the house have been restored to their 18th-century appearance and have been decorated with many original family artifacts.
The "great room" and an adjoining room on the first floor both have the large fireplaces typical of First Period homes. This is where much of the family cooking was done. The bedroom upstairs is furnished with a four poster bed and also has some family memorabilia on display. The original beams are exposed throughout the house and the rooms are comfortably sized with 7 foot (approx.) ceilings. The Upham house was built in 1703 and is still owned by lineal descendants of Phineas Upham. The property is managed as a non-profit entity and is open to the public on a limited basis for tours.

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Please add a link to http://www.phineasuphamhouse.com website

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Please add a link to Phineas Upham House Website

Anonymous said...

Unfortunately, this property goes unnoticed by many. It is worth the trip back in time to learn more about the history of the City of Melrose.

contact the PHineas Upham Society to arrange for a tour.