The End: Clark House Now Just Rubble

The Thomas Clark House was built by a master housewright in 1760. It was demolished two-and-a-half centuries later by a mid-sized excavator this afternoon, Thursday, Aug. 21. The pre-Revolutionary War era house, that stood on its Common Street homestead until 2012 before being moved to its last site on Concord Avenue, was torn down by a general contractor […]

Deconstruction of Belmont’s Clark House Begins

The first step in the eventual deconstruction of the historic Thomas Clark House has begun with the removal of the upper-floor window sills and some interior work that took place in the past week. One of the town’s oldest residential homes, the 254-year-old structure was the center of a nearly three-year long effort to preserve the […]

History Lost: Clark House to be Demolished by September

The history of the Thomas Clark House, one of Belmont’s oldest residential homes, will end next month in a pile of boards, bricks, nails and plaster as three years of work to preserve a rare piece of the town’s pre-Revolutionary era past failed to save the 254-year-old structure. “Numerous attempts were made to find a […]