c. 1808 – Amesbury MA – $549,000

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National Register
Added to OHD on 5/14/19   -   Last OHD Update: 5/14/19   -   5 Comments
454 Main St, Amesbury MA 01913

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  • $549,000
  • 2 Bed
  • 1 Bath
  • 1564 Sq Ft
Relax on your front deck watching boats travel up and down the Merrimack River while sunset illuminates breathtaking colors across the sky. 454 Main St is a historic Greek-revival house set on the Merrimack River in the desirable Point Shore neighborhood of Amesbury, MA. This move-in ready, private house boasts water views from the master bedroom, living room, dining room and back yard. The spacious backyard is an entertainers dream and no expense has been spared in the landscaping with various perennials (Lillies, Hosta, Iris and more) which will bloom annually with low maintenance. The trees around the property are also home to many Eagle families which completes the truly amazing experience of living in this New England home. Mortgage pre-approval or proof-of-funds preferred with written offer.
Contact Information
Darin Thompson, Stuart St James, Inc.
(617) 819-5850
OHD Notes
From a historic survey: "This house was originally located about half a mile up-river at 378 Main Street. It was built by Benjamin Morrill on a lot of land he purchased on Feb. 8, 1808....Benjamin Morrill married (as his second wife) Miriam Pecker of Amesbury on November 13, 1808 and most likely this house was completed by that date. After the death of Benjamin in 1869, the house passed to his son Edwin Morrill (1830-1912). Edwin was a successful carriage manufacturer, with his factory located in the rear of Laurel Place. About 1877 he removed his father's old house from the lot and built a large Victorian house on the site. This Victorian house was taken down after Edwin's death and the property now serves as parking for 376 Main Street.

On May 5, 1877 George H. Morrill sold the lot at 454 Main Street to Samuel True (born 1846), a boat builder and maker of boat knees. Samuel True obtained the old Benjamin Morrill half house from Edwin Morrill, and about this time moved it from 378 Main Street to his lot at 454 Main Street. Samuel True resided here for many years, and is listed in the Amesbury Directory as late as 1931 (this area was originally part of the West Parish of Salisbury, which was annexed to Amesbury in 1886.)"
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5 Comments on c. 1808 – Amesbury MA – $549,000

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  1. Kelly, OHDKelly, OHD says: 10338 comments
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    1901 Folk Victorian
    Chestatee, GA

    Thanks to the owner for sharing her home with us.

    14
  2. Avatarpeeweebc says: 857 comments
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    1885 Italianate.
    MI

    I always do a street view before looking at houses if it’s available. This is a BEAUTIFUL home, and very lovely area, almost smell all the flowers and gardens and water, and see the boats. LOVE.

    9
  3. AvatarLadyTexas says: 145 comments
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    Lovely home. Cozy with a view. Space to relax. Winters could be tough, but good time for reading by the fire.

    6
  4. Avatarroxxx says: 95 comments
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    Los Osos, CA

    What a beauty. Love it, the yard and the river. Perfect

    1
  5. AvatarTashaDoll says: 9 comments
    1878 Stick Victorian
    MA

    This home is one that has always caught my eye from the water. What a treat to get to see the interior. This is a great price for that area! Property taxes are higher in Amesbury.

    3

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