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FAULKNER HOMESTEAD,
ACTON, MASSACHUSETTS


The Faulkner Homestead (a.k.a. Jones-Faulkner House, Faulkner House) is the oldest surviving house in Acton, Massachusetts.

An outstanding example of First Period architecture, it was built in c.1707 for Ephraim Jones (1679-1710) of Concord, who established a fulling mill on a portion of the plantation originally granted in 1654 to Major Simon Willard, a founder of Concord and acquired about 1660 by the Concord Iron Works Company.

The Faulkner Homestead is owned by the Iron Work Farm in Acton, Inc., an educational, non-profit historical organization. The Faulkner House serves as a house museum, meeting place, storage facility for museum items not on display, and a private residence for the tenant/caretaker.

This comprehensive Condition Assessment and Master Plan Study for the house and site was carried out with the help of a Massachusetts Preservation Projects Fund (MPPF) grant from the Massachusetts Historical Commission..

The project team, including Martha Lyon Landscape Architecture, LLC, prepared scaled base drawing of the existing house and the site, and inspected and recorded existing conditions. In addition, considerable research into historical sources, review and compilation of the wealth of historical information in the possession of the IWF was carried out and presented in a report. Based on discussions with IWF to determine their needs and organizational plans relative to the facility a facility program was developed. A series of alternative design approaches to plans for the building and site and their costs were provided.


 

   
  
 

 

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