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Bacon Place Restoration


Bacon Place, South Natick, MA.  The Site Plan of this historic New England colonial farmhouse shows it set on 4 acres amid rolling fields, trails, fields, fruit trees and stone walls.  Between Elmbank and Broadmoor, the house is 2 miles from Wellesley College near Memorial School.  Natick Community Organic Farm preserves the original 1815 barn and three-acre field adjoining. Jeremiah Bacon built the house on a knoll opposite the Charles River in the mid 18th century. Brother Oliver rebuilt the old saltbox in 1770, and in 1791 added the second floor rear. The place was expanded ca.1900 as Carver Hill Farm.  Foundations of old cow barns and a windmill have been turned into picturesque ruin gardens. Restored by the Greggs in 1934, house has six fireplaces, five bedrooms and a fieldstone three-car garage. The present sunroom entry, kitchen and living room wings were added by the Taylor Family in the 1950s.


© 2006 Frederic C. Detwiller