Jonathan Leonard House, 156 Main St.

Sandwich Town Hall Square Historic District Properties Tour

Jonathan Leonard House, 156 Main St.

Sandwich, Massachusetts 02563, United States

Created By: Sandwich Historical Commission


Circa 1740, This house has been in the same family for 5 generations. And, it has been owned and occupied by somebody named Jonathan Leonard since 1798! Moreover, all 5 generations of Jonathan Leonard's are Harvard graduates. Jonathan Leonard II graduated Harvard as a doctor a served as the town doctor for many, many years. Jonathan Leonard III also became a doctor and had a practice here through the Civil War. Jonathan Leonard IV was also a doctor. Jonathan Leonard V was the Science Editor for Time Magazine. Jonathan Leonard VI summered here as a boy and moved in permanently after he retired. He tells us that his grandfather built a wall in front for privacy when it became the busy part of town, but did not want to be rude so he built a low wall in front of the house. However, to make sure people did not sit on it he slanted it to make it uncomfortable for the loiterers. And yes, there is a Jonathan the VII.

This point of interest is part of the tour: Sandwich Town Hall Square Historic District Properties Tour


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