Burnham House // c.1682

Samuel Burnham bought an older house on this site, and added to it, creating a larger residence for his family (a common occurrence in early Colonial times). One thing he did keep was a 30-foot well within the building to supply the family drinking water. Interior wells were not common, but very useful on the New England “frontier” where attacks from Native American tribes were more frequent. In the event of an attack in town, a family could close their interior shutters, and wait them out with drinking water from their internal well.

God, I love old New England homes! Could you live in one that is older than the United States?

2 thoughts on “Burnham House // c.1682

  1. Mary Kay Cole September 8, 2021 / 6:41 am

    I love seeing all of these antique homes. Learning about the history of them, and the families that made them a home

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