The Clark-Young House
So, you want a house with a little bit of history? How about one owned by a Revolutionary War patriot who used the second floor as a Masonic chamber? If that’s not enough, what if I told you that this c. 1760 house is the oldest wood frame structure in Williamstown, Massachusetts and comes with original paperwork signed by the builder? The list goes on — the Clark-Young House is indeed a gem. Now let’s find her a loving new owner, shall we?
From the listing:
Antique home for sale in the Berkshires. Reputed to be the oldest wood frame structure in South Williamstown; part of the National Historic District; built by Samuel Clark ca 1760; sold to Revolutionary patriot William Young who maintained a Masonic Lodge on 2nd floor; Original details, paperwork/ deeds, Masonic chamber used during the Revolutionary period, lantern hooks and ceiling symbol; barn, brook, apple dwarf orchard. On 2.7 acres; includes barn along with beautiful, well-established perennial gardens and massive old trees.
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AUTHOR ELIZABETH FINKELSTEIN
Elizabeth is the founder of CIRCA and a practicing writer, architectural historian and preservation consultant living in Brooklyn, NY. Elizabeth has loved historic houses for as long as she can remember, having grown up in an 1850’s Greek Revival gem that was lovingly restored by her parents. Elizabeth, her husband Ethan and their beagle Banjo remain on a relentless hunt for their perfect “Thanksgiving house.”