In 1646-1648 King Charles I furnished a land grant to John Farrington to build the settlement. The original 1,000 acre parcel (sometimes known as the “Farrington Old Homestead Farm Acres”) contained much of what is on this side of East St including Wigwam Pond to nearby Endicott Train Station, traveling south to the Westwood town line. Later, the owners gave the town a strip of land between their parcels, which is now East Street and nearby streets are named after Farrington’s family members.
The 4-over-4 room Georgian Colonial is outfitted with modern updates while the history, character and warmth have been maintained with care. With 8 wood burning fireplaces throughout and may historic details, this home truly is special. The “kitchen” fireplace, along with the single-piece-chair rail, and wide-plank wood floors in the now dining room are believed to be the oldest, preserved elements in the home. The front parlors' woodwork is believed to survive from the 1700s.
Built before Massachusetts was founded and likely in the same century the town of Dedham was first settled. It was built a few decades after the country’s very first public school was built ~1649 in Dedham Center.