This page displays the First Period and Georgian houses in Rockport, Massachusetts. Text is primarily from inventories provided by the Rockport Historical Commission in the 1980s, and are online through the Massachusetts Historical Commission site (MACRIS). Photos are from Google street images, Rockport Assessors site, and various realtor sites. Houses are displayed alphabetically in order of street name, and some house numbers may have changed. Dates of construction may be based on local tradition and should not be considered reliable unless verified. On the houses shown below, click on the RCP link to view the house at the MACRIS site, and click on the INV link to download a PDF file about the house, produced by the Rockport Historical Commission.
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The oldest part of the plank-framed gambrel-roofed cottage on Gott St. was built in 1702. The rooms left of the chimney were added in the 18th Century. The interior retains significant period woodwork. The house has been handed down through the generations and has never been sold. The house is listed on the National Register of Historic Places.