Spencer-Pierce-Little House

  • Address: 5 Little's Ln
  • Vicinity: High Rd
  • Hours: Thursday Sunday, June 1 to October 15, 11:00 am 5:00 pm, Grounds open sunrise to sunset, year round. Closed most major holidays.
  • Phone: 978-462-2634
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museums
  • Activity Category: Tour



Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1635/00/00 John Spencer (colonist) Owner John Spencer is granted a 400-acre parcel as part of the first land grant to new settlers.
1637/00/00 John Spencer (colonist) Supporter John Spencer and Richard Dummer are disarmed for being supporters of Anne Hutchinson and part of a heretical sect. Trial of Anne Hutchinson
1690/00/00 Col Daniel Peirce Home Colonel Daniel Peirce builds a cruciform-style stone and brick manor house on his Newbury farm. The house remained in the Peirce family until 1778.
1778/00/00 Nathaniel Tracy Home Nathaniel Tracy retires to his newly purchased farm and makes modest Georgian-style changes to the house, reconfiguring the central chimney, replacing the mantles and encasing the beams.
1971/00/00 Historic New England Owner Agnes and Amelia Little deed their property to Historic New England, but with life rights. Historic New England will receive the house upon the death of Amelia Little in 1986.

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Particulars for Spencer-Pierce-Little House:
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Federal Style
Museum Type Historical Museum
Level of Significance National
Criteria Person
Owner Private
Historic Use Single dwelling

US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 68000043
Resource Type:
Owner: Private
Architect: Spencer,John
Architectural Style: Federal
Other Certification: Designated National Landmark, National Landmark boundary approved
Nominator Name: National Historic Landmark
Level of Significance: National
Area of Significance: Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering
Period of Significance: 1600-1649, 1650-1699, 1700-1749
Significant Year: 1631, 1701
Historic Function: Domestic
Historic Sub-Function: Single dwelling
Current Function: Domestic
Current Sub-Function: Single dwelling

Activities »

Activity Category Tour

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