Attractions List of Famous Essex Buildings & Structures

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List of the famous landmarks that make up the Essex skyline, listed alphabetically with photos when available. Essex architectural landmarks as well as other major buildings, dwellings, and other structures in Essex are included on this list. Information about these Essex buildings is included on this list, such as when the building first opened and what architectural style it falls under. List includes both new buildings in Essex and older historic landmarks.

Everything from Hammond Castle to Bakers Island Light is included on this list.

This list answers the question, "What are the most famous buildings in Essex?"

This is a good reference for research into the historical architecture in Essex. Famous architectural houses within the city of Essex are included as well, sometimes by address, other times listed by the name of the original home owner.
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Benaiah Titcomb House

The Benaiah Titcomb House is a historic First Period house at 189 John Wise Avenue in Essex, Massachusetts. The oldest part of the house, built c. 1700 in Newburyport, was a two story section two rooms wide, with a central chimney. Sometime before the end of the First Period a shed-style leanto addition was added to its rear, giving it a saltbox appearance. The house was moved to its present location in 1917, oriented to provide views of the coast. At this time a new chimney was provided, and a large dormer was added to the rear to expand the upstairs living space. The builder, Benaiah Titcomb, was the son of William Titcomb, an early settler of the area. The house was added to the National ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1700

Style: American Colonial

Cogswell's Grant is a working farm and historic house museum in Essex, Massachusetts. It was the summer home of Bertram K. and Nina Fletcher Little, preeminent collectors of American decorative arts in the mid 20th century. Through her research and innumerable publications, Mrs. Little charted new areas of American folk art, such as decorative painting, floor coverings, boxes, and New England pottery. In 1937, the Littles purchased this farm, including its 18th-century farmhouse with views of the Essex River, as a family retreat and place to entertain. They named it Cogswell's Grant, after John Cogswell, who was the first English colonial owner of the property, which includes about 165 acres ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Style: Georgian, American Colonial

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Essex Cimenas

City/Town: Essex, Chittenden-6-3 Vermont Representative District, 2002-2012, Chittenden-6-1 Vermont Representative District, 2002-2012, + more

Opened: Oct 01 2001

The Essex Town Hall and TOHP Burnham Library is an exuberant Shingle Style building at 30 Martin Street in Essex, Massachusetts in the United States. Containing town offices, a public library and an auditorium, it was built in 1893-94, and its architect was Frank W. Weston, of Boston and Malden, Massachusetts. The new building was described in the March 1894 issue of The Library Journal: Essex P[ublic]. L[ibrary], The new town-hall and library building was dedicated on the afternoon of Feb. 15. A large audience was present at the dedication exercises, which included an oration by Rev. D. O. Mears, music, several short addresses, and the reading of poems. In the evening there was a concert, ...more on Wikipedia

City/Town: Essex, Massachusetts, USA

Opened: Jan 01 1893

Style: Queen Anne Style architecture (Great Britain & Australia), Shingle style architecture, Stick style

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