Post Profile

Thomas Sawin Homestead in Natick, 1692-?

This is the old Sawin house in Natick, photographed in 1936, from the American Antiquarian Society’s photographs of historical structures by Harriette Merrifield Forbes.The oldest part of the house was reportedly built in 1696 by Thomas Sawin, who made a deal with the Christian Native community of Natick to set up a sawmill and gristmill for them. He legally lived in Sherborn for another two decades.
read more


Related Posts

Sony World Photography Awards 2015

Arts : Creative Review Blog

The winners of the 2015 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced, with American photographer John Moore from Getty Images winning the L'Iris d'Or Photographer of the Year award, for his series depicting the Ebola crisis in ...

Folks' Old Home: 1936

Arts / Photography : Shorpy Historic Photo Archive

1936. "Col. Alfred Cooper homestead. Aventon vicinity, Nash County, North Carolina. Structure dates to 1760; reputed oldest house in county." 8x10 inch acetate negative by Frances Benjamin Johnston. View full size.

Getting to Know Thomas Hutchinson in July

History / US History : Boston 1775

The Forbes House Museum in Milton sits on part of the estate that once belonged to Gov. Thomas Hutchinson. This summer the site will partner with the Massachusetts Historical Society to present “The Worlds of Thomas Hutchinson,” a t...

New Old Letters from Isaiah Thomas

History / US History : Boston 1775

The American Antiquarian Society recently acquired twelve letters written by its founder, Isaiah Thomas. Among them are two to William Tudor, Jr., a Boston editor (and son of the America military’s first judge advocate general). Acc...

What Will Happen with the Sawin House?

History / US History : Boston 1775

Back in 2012, I noted that there was a discussion about tearing down the Sawin House in Natick. The oldest parts of that building are said to date back to 1696 and the first English settlers in that town, which was originally set as...


Copyright © 2015 Regator, LLC