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Lincoln in Middlesex County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Whittemore House

 
 
Whittemore House Marker Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
1. Whittemore House Marker
Inscription. On April 19, 1775, the house before you was the home of Jacob and Esther Whittemore and their four children. Although they were not involved in the battle, local tradition tells that a British soldier was shot and killed in front of the blacksmith shop that was on their property 200 yards east of here along the Battle Road.

The New England saltbox style of house was built to withstand and take advantage of natural weather patterns. The slanted roof assisted with snow melting, and deflected the cold north winds. Built to face south, the house took advantage of the sun for both light and heat. The bricks of the central chimney warmed the entire house in the cold winter, and low ceilings helped to retain heat.
 
Erected by Minute Man National Historic Park.
 
Location. 42° 26.941′ N, 71° 16.073′ W. Marker is in Lincoln, Massachusetts, in Middlesex County. Marker is on Battle Road, on the left when traveling east. Click for map. Marker is located in Minute Man National Historic Park, along the Battle Road. Marker is in this post office area: Lincoln MA 01773, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. April 19, 1775-The Dawn of Revolution (about 500 feet away, measured in a direct line); This Bluff
Marker on Battle Road Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
2. Marker on Battle Road
(approx. 0.2 miles away); Minute Man Visitor Center (approx. 0.2 miles away); Thomas Nelson Jr. House (approx. mile away); Josiah Nelson House (approx. 0.3 miles away); Thorning Boulder (approx. 0.3 miles away); The Bluff & Fiske Hill (approx. half a mile away); Paul Revere Capture Site (approx. 0.6 miles away). Click for a list of all markers in Lincoln.
 
More about this marker. The background of the marker contains an image of "A cidermill, along with several other farm buildings, [that were located] near the Whittemore House." The top right of the marker features a picture of the saltbox house and its relation to the wind and the sun.
 
Also see . . .
1. Minute Man National Historical Park. National Park Service website. (Submitted on April 24, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. The Battle of Concord. The American Revolutionary War website. (Submitted on May 7, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
Categories. Notable BuildingsWar, US Revolutionary
 
Whittemore House Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
3. Whittemore House
Site of the Blacksmith Shop Photo, Click for full size
By Bill Coughlin, April 17, 2009
4. Site of the Blacksmith Shop
During the retreat to Boston, a British soldier was shot and killed at this location, just east of the marker.
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 1,185 times since then and 60 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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