House at 72-74 Elm Street, Wakefield, Mass.

  • House at 72-74 Elm Street, Wakefield, Mass.
  • Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-
  • Photos show the house located at 72-74 Elm Street on the east side of the street at the corner of Winn Street. The Federal style house was built in 1813-1814. It is of wood frame construction and has a clapboard exterior. One of the front rooms had murals by local artist Rufus Porter. The home was originally built by Major Suell Winn, whose farm was divided in 1844 by the nearby railroad. Ironically, Winn was killed by a train on the way home from a town meeting at which he had vociferously argued for railroad safety crossings. It was later owned by the Purrington family for over 130 years after the Winns.
  • Detailed entry in building survey, "The cultural resources of Wakefield", pD104
  • The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Photos taken at 11:00 a.m. on Friday, May 2, 2008
  • 05-02-2008
  • [Wakefield, Mass. : The author]


Klapes, Jeffrey M. , 1964-, “House at 72-74 Elm Street, Wakefield, Mass.,” NOBLE Digital Heritage, accessed September 27, 2020,


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