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Old Parsonage (Judson House)

Old Parsonage (Judson House)

Built in 1724, the Parsonage is the oldest structure in Malden. The colonial style house, located across from Bell Rock Memorial Park, is the site of the original meeting house of the town. For 186 years it was home to ministers of Malden, among them Joseph Emerson, great grandfather of Ralph Waldo Emerson and Peter Thacher, Malden's pastor during the Revolutionary period. Thacher is believed to have authored the Malden Declaration. In 1788, the parsonage was the birthplace of foreign missionary Adoniram Judson, first missionary to Burma. At the time of the Civil War, the house served as an underground railroad stop sheltering fugitive slaves.

Address

145 Main Street