The Jonathan Belcher House
This charming 1806 vintage home on North Main Street, is owned by the Randolph Womens Club, (formally the Ladies Library Association), and holds meetings of the RWC, The Junior Ladies Library Association and the Randolph Historical Society. Every three years, the RWC host a Christmas Showcase during which the various rooms are decorated by local designers in a holiday motif. For the last two years they have held a Strawberry Festival on the grounds the evening of July 3rd, before and during the Town’s Annual Before the Fourth Parade. During the Bicentennial the Belcher House was the starting point for the Historic House Tour.
Jonathan Belcher (1767-1839), son of Samual and Sarah Belcher built this house in 1806. He had married Abigail (Thayer) of Braintree on April 12, 1792. They had a son, Jonathan (1797-1878) who married Hannah (Jordan) of Canton, who added to the house. Their granddaughter; Annie Tower Tarbell, daughter of Abigail (Belcher) and Isaac Tower gave the house and its furnishings to the Ladies Library Association in 1911 to become its permanent home.
We are located in Randolph, Mass. which can be easily access via Route 128. Please take exit 5A off Route 128 exit and head South, toward Randolph (not North, toward Milton or Boston). This is North Main Street, and we are located 2.7 miles on the right side at # 360 North Main Street. We are a large tan house with green shutters on the corner of North Main Street and West Street.
Women’s Club Tea and Tour!
by Teresa Franco, Wicked Local Randolph
copyright 2011 Randolph Herald
RANDOLPH — The Randolph Women's Club recently held a tea and a tour of the Jonathan Belcher House on North Main Street.
7 yr. old Danica Medeiros adds a bit of honey to the mix. She, along with her grandmother and older sister, attended the tea and tour held at the Jonathan Belcher House on Sunday, January 23rd. The Randolph Women's Club and Vermarje International (a local business that caters the club's afternoon tea and sells tea and homemade pastries) held a tea tasting and gave a tour of the Jonathan Belcher House. The house is a Federal style home built in 1806 and is listed on the National Register of Historic Places. In 1911, Annette Tower Tarbell (Jonathan Belcher's great granddaughter) gifted the house to the Ladies Library Association, today known as the Randolph Women's Club.
Janette Briceno-Farrier was one of many who attended the tea tasting and house tour.
Photo by Charlene A. McNeil
12 yr. old Kayla Medeiros views books in the Jonathan Belcher House Library. Kayla attended the tea and tour held at the home with her grandmother and younger sister on Sunday, January 23rd.
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