The 350th Anniversary Historic Homes Tour and Tea

The350th Anniversary Historic Homes Tour and Tea took place on June 13, 2010, during Marlborough's anniversary weekend.

 The Tour provided a
look inside homes representing the history of Marlborough, from The Peter Rice Homestead (1688) and farm houses from the 1700s with fireplaces for cooking, wide plank floors, and hand-hewn beams,  to a Victorian home from the 1800s with intricate painting and Eastlake hardware and a charming cape built in 1920. Each house and owner has a story to tell. 

In addition, there was a Tea in the Peter Rice Homestead, with tarts, coffee cakes, muffins, shortbread, biscotti, and tea cakes, and the music of a classical string duo.



The Brigham House (1889)


















The Brigham House (c. 1889)
10 Stevens Street


The Stow Homestead (c. 1713)


















The Stow Homestead (c. 1713)
  33 Spoonhill Avenue




The Samuel Witt House (1780)



















The Samuel Witt House (c. 1780)

787 Concord Road


 


The Deacon Mathias Rice House


















The Deacon Mathias Rice House (c. 1731)

740 Hemenway

Moved from Northborough 1976
Rebuilt 1978 - 1981
Destroyed by fire 1981
Rebuilt again




The Grant Wheat House (1920)


















The Grant Wheat House (1920)
21 Ellis Avenue




The Peter Rice Homestead (1688)



















The Peter Rice Homestead (1688)

377 Elm Street
On the North side of Elm Street, just East of the 495 overpass

 

Our thanks to the homeowners and our corporate sponsor

Our thanks to the owners who  made a big commitment to historic preservation and who opened their homes on to support historic preservation and the work of the Marlborough Historical Society.

And our thanks to our corporate sponsor, ScrubaDub, for their financial support.

All proceeds benefit the preservation efforts of the Marlborough Historical Society.