HOUSE MUST BE MOVED, UNDERLYING LAND NOT FOR SALE
170 Old Ayer Rd is a 5×3 bay, pyramidal hipped, Federal style house of 2 stories built on a nearly square plan with an enclosed shed porch attached to the first story of the facade and additions to the south side and rear.
Decorative features include the stout center brick chimney, symmetrical fenestration in the facade and the molded cornice with dentils. Windows are 12/12 double hung sash with projecting beaded trim and hoods over those on the first story. The center entry is obscured by the 3/5 width shed porch covering the facade.
The Dr. Oliver Prescott Jr. House was built c. 1791 for Dr. Prescott’s bride Nancy Whiting. Dr. Prescott served in the militia during the suppression of Shay’s Rebellion, served as a member of the general court, was a founder of Groton Academy (now Lawrence Academy) and was nephew to Col. William Prescott, leader of the American forces at the Battle of Bunker Hill.
The owner has various conditions/qualifications that must be met prior to arranging a showing. Contact Aubrey Theall, Chair of the Groton, MA Historical Commission for more information.