Boston, MA (PRWEB) February 15, 2013
PhineasUphamHouse.com, a website dedicated to the historic Massachusetts home, was recently unveiled. The site’s creators hope that it will help to educate visitors about the house’s extensive history and motivate them to explore more of the rich past of Colonial Massachusetts.
The Phineas Upham House is a Colonial-era Saltbox-style home built in 1703 in Melrose, Massachusetts. It was built by Phineas Upham, a descendant of Massachusetts Bay colonist John Upham, who journeyed to the New World from England in 1635. Phineas received a land grant in the town of North Malden, now known as Melrose, in 1700. He built the house in 1703 and moved in with his new wife Tamzen.
Successive generations of Uphams inhabited the house until 1869, when the house was left unoccupied. Its condition worsened until it was repaired and reinhabited in 1888 by the Orne Upham family. The house was again vacant from 1907 to 1913, when it was purchased by the Melrose Historical Society, which renovated the home in 1915. The Upham Family Society, descendants of the colonist John Upham, has owned the Phineas Upham House since 1940. It was included in the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.
PhineasUphamHouse.com delves into the history of the house in detail and includes directions for visiting the house and links to find even more information about this property and other historic sites in Massachusetts. The Upham Family Society grants visitation to the Phineas Upham House by appointment.
Visit PhineasUphamHouse.com for additional information.