Historic Structures

William Rotch Jr. House, New Bedford Massachusetts

Date added: December 20, 2009 Categories: Massachusetts House

The home of an early prominent New Bedford Quaker merchant, one of the oldest remaining in the city; now a local landmark. Not to be confused with the Rotch-Jones-Duff House, now a museum, which was built later. The sign in the photo indicates it was built in 1787, but this does not appear to be correct. The house was being used as a rooming house at the time this photo was taken.

This house was moved about 200 feet from its original site in 1850.

William Rotch Jr. House, New Bedford Massachusetts 1961 EAST AND SOUTH WALLS, NORTHEAST FRONT ROOM
1961 EAST AND SOUTH WALLS, NORTHEAST FRONT ROOM

William Rotch Jr. House, New Bedford Massachusetts 1961 FRONT STAIRWAY, CENTER HALL
1961 FRONT STAIRWAY, CENTER HALL