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The Daniel Webster Estate and Heritage Center

  • Also Known As: Thomas-Webster Estate
  • Historically Known As: Green Harbor

  • Address: 238 Webster St
  • Vicinity: The Arbor Way
  • Hours: Guided tours by trained docents 1:00 to 4:00 pm each first Sunday in May through November (except Labor Day weekend) and every Thursday from July 5 through September 27
  • Phone: 781-834-0548
  • Travel Genus: Sight , Visit
  • Sight Category: Museums
  • Activity Category: Tour
  • Available for private functions


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Timeline

Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
Y/M/D Person Association Description Composition Food Event
1640/00/00 Estate is granted to William Thomas by the Plymouth Proprietors.
1832/00/00 Daniel Webster Home Daniel Webster buys the 600-acre Thomas Farm from John Thomas in 1830 and the mansion from John Thomas in 1832.
1852/10/24 Daniel Webster Died Daniel Webster dies at his home in Marshfield, Massachusetts, of a cerebral hemorrhage. Daniel Webster's Funeral
1852/10/29 Fletcher Webster Mourner Funeral services are held for Daniel Webster at "Green Harbor". Daniel Webster's Funeral
1852/10/29 Franklin Pierce Mourner Funeral services are held for Daniel Webster at "Green Harbor". Daniel Webster's Funeral
1852/10/29 Daniel Webster In Memoriam Funeral services are held for Daniel Webster at "Green Harbor". Daniel Webster's Funeral
1878/00/00 Webster house burns down in 1878.
1880/00/00 William Gibbons Preston Architect Queen Anne-style home is built on the old foundation for Colonel Fletcher Webster's widow, Caroline White Webster.
1882/10/12 Chester Alan Arthur Visitor Chester Arthur visits "Green Harbor" on the centennial of Daniel Webster's birth.
1884/00/00 Caroline Webster sells "Green Harbor" to Walton Hall of Marshfield. The Hall family maintained the farm until 1950.

Places

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Daniel Webster Law Office and Library

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Particulars for The Daniel Webster Estate and Heritage Center:
Historic Use Agricultural fields
Historic Use Agricultural outbuildings
Area of Significance Architecture
Criteria Architecture-Engineering
Sight Category Building
Architectural Style Bungalow-craftsman
Landscape Architecture Garden
Museum Type Historical Museum
Area of Significance Landscape Architecture
Level of Significance Local
Level of Significance National
Historic Use Natural Feature
Criteria Person
Area of Significance Politics-government
Owner Private
Architectural Style Queen Anne
Historic Use Secondary structure
Historic Use Single dwelling
Level of Significance State



US National Registry of Historic Places Data »

Accurate at time of registration:

PLACE DETAILS
Registry Name:
Registry Address:
Registry Number: 93000206
Resource Type:
Owner: Private, Local
Architect: Preston, William Gibbons
Architectural Style: Bungalow-craftsman, Queen anne
Other Certification: Date received-pending nomination
CULTURAL DETAILS
Level of Significance: National; Local; State
Area of Significance: Landscape architecture, Politics-government, Architecture
Applicable Criteria: Architecture-Engineering, Person
Period of Significance: 1900-1924, 1875-1899, 1850-1874, 1825-1849, 1925-1949
Significant Year: 1832, 1852, 1884
Associated People: Webster, Daniel
Historic Function: Domestic, Landscape, Agriculture, subsistence
Historic Sub-Function: Garden, Single dwelling, Agricultural outbuildings, Natural feature, Agricultural fields, Secondary structure
Current Function: Recreation and Culture, Domestic, Landscape
Current Sub-Function: Natural feature Secondary structure Camp Sport facility Outdoor recreation

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Activity
Activity Category Tour

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