Wednesday, February 29, 2012

The Fairbanks House, Dedham, MA

Today I got my first look at the Fairbanks House in Dedham, Massachusetts just before the snow started settling in. The Fairbanks House is thought the be the "oldest standing timber frame structure in North America."  It was built between 1637 - 1641.  I am lucky to live within a reasonable drive to this amazing house. I am looking forward to spending more time here when the weather gets warmer. Tours of the house start in May. But here's a quick look until then.


  1. This is an amazing house. I love the wavy roof! I have not visited the Fairbanks house yet, but it's on my list, along with the Alden house. Looking forward to more articles from you!

  2. Is it a longhouse, with the barn attached? Cows make good heaters, you know!

  3. St. Blogwen,

    No, it's not a longhouse. It's a typical New England house that has grown over the years. The center was original and then additions were added to the east and west sides at different times.