House at 142 Main Street, Wakefield, Mass.

  • House at 142 Main Street, Wakefield, Mass.
  • Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-
  • Photos show the house located at 142 Main Street in Beebe Cove on the eastern shore of Lake Quannapowitt. Built in 1810 by noted architect Samuel McIntire of Salem, the Federal style house has several later alterations, including a cupola added between 1858 and 1865. The house was originally the home of the family of Lucius Beebe, and was known as the Beebe Estate or Beebe Farm. It was said to have had one of New England's first indoor bathrooms, with a bathtub "of monstrous proportions". The site was also once the location of the Derby-Beebe Summer House, a small elegant outbuilding also designed by Samuel McIntire. The summerhouse was later moved to Salem, Massachusetts, and is now owned by the Peabody Essex Museum.
  • Detailed entry in building survey, "The cultural resources of Wakefield", pA9
  • The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places
  • Photos taken at 3:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18, 2008
  • 04-18-2008
  • [Wakefield, Mass. : The author]


Klapes, Jeffrey M., 1964-, “House at 142 Main Street, Wakefield, Mass.,” Lucius Beebe Memorial Library, Wakefield, Mass., accessed October 28, 2020,



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