Precinct 1, Historic Dedham Square Colonial built in 1797, where old world charm is at its best. This six bedroom home has been updated and lovingly maintained. Elegant entry hall with dentil molding, high ceiling and wainscoting. Formal living and dining room and separate family room, each with fireplace. Expansive screened porch brings the outdoors in, the best spot for summer dining and relaxation. Remodeled chef’s kitchen with granite counters, Thermador oven, Viking fridge. First floor also features library / study, half bath and laundry room. Second floor has four bedrooms, master with bath and walk-in-closet. Two more sizable bedrooms, full bath, easily accessible storage on third floor. Bedrooms are all spacious, bright and cheerful. Bathrooms have been updated. Large lot with mature plantings providing privacy and space for play, entertaining, and gardening. Walkable neighborhood near restaurants, coffee shops, and picturesque Dedham Square. Around the corner from public library, minutes to Legacy Place and commuter rail stations.
History of 44 Court Street in Dedham*
Dedham served as an important stagecoach center on the direct route between Boston and New York via Hartford. In 1795 the Boston – Providence post road opened and went through today’s Court Street. To meet demand of travelers between the Cities, Howe’s tavern opened in 1798, by William Howe, who leased the land from the Episcopal Church. Most of the tavern’s original main parts still stand today at 44 Court Street. Changing hands a couple of times, the tavern ran successfully until the mid 19th century.
The Marquis de Lafayette was said to have stopped here on August 23rd, 1823.
In 1834, the railroad extension between Boston and Providence opened, which dramatically reduced the area’s needs for taverns. The house remained a place of entertainment for some years later. In 1891 a fire which burned down Temperance Hall next door spread to 44 Court Street, but the house was restored and the third floor added in 1898. Since, it has served as a private residence, with an attorney’s office as well. *Historical information gathered at the Dedham Historical Society & Museum
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