Welcome to the Narragansett Historical Society!
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Tuesday, 13 March 2007

 

Welcome

Located in the center of historic Templeton, Massachusetts

Originally named Narragansett No. 6. 

House of English brick built about 1810 by John W. Stiles, Trader, used as a store successfully by Colonel Ephraim Stone, Rufus Wyman, Samuel Phelps, Percival Blodgett, and Abel Dudley.

The building was restored, fire-proofed and dedicated in 1934 by the Historical Society through a fund left by Mrs. Adelaide B. Howland, a native of Templeton, daughter of Leonard Smith and Betsy Parker Farnsworth of Templeton.  Its location on Templeton Common is an impressive one, and the architectural lines of the building are so fine that even the rushing motorists often stop to admire it.  The interior of the old house was not adaptable to the societys use but the old timbers and wood were saved and used in the reconstruction of the various rooms.

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 08 February 2012 )