Stephen Robbins House

Built in 1716, the Stephen Robbins House in Lexington, Mass., was a station on the Underground Railroad during the Civil War and home to the same family for more than 200 years.

Stephen Robbins moved here in 1781, and his widow, Abigail was its owner after his 1847 death. She died three years later, and the house was passed on to their daughter, Caira, who lived there until 1881.

That year, Caira’s daughter, Mrs. Emma Robbins Stone took up residence and remained until 1890. Finally, Miss Ellen A. Stone lived there from 1890-1944.

Helen Potter bought the property for $500 in 1946 and had it moved from East Lexington to its current location. The move cost $3,000 and took six days to complete.

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