Jonathan Belcher HouseHistorical landmark and home of The Randolph Women's Club
About The Jonathan Belcher House
The house, which was built in 1806 by Jonathan Belcher, is a fine example of the Federal Style fashionable at that time. The Jonathan Belcher House has a two-story symmetrical facade, shallow-pitch hipped roof, superimposed three-part window, and fanlight entry door. The elegant Carriage House with it’s matching fan windows contributes to the early 19th-century image.
Entering the Jonathan Belcher House, one steps back in time to view the beautiful circular staircase, fireplaces trimmed in characteristic Greek Revival Style, wainscoted walls, and six over six divided light windows. The Ladies Library Association’s collection of books is housed in a second-floor bedroom.
The Ladies Library Association has owned this Federal Style wood framed residence since 1911 and is responsible for its’ upkeep and preservation. This is accomplished through rental income fees for private functions and various fundraising activities. The Association feels that it is important to preserve and rehabilitate the Jonathan Belcher House as a local community source and the reminder of Randolph’s history.
This charming 1806 vintage home on North Main Street, is owned by the Randolph Women’s Club, (formally the Ladies Library Association), and holds meetings of the RWC, The Junior Ladies Library Association, and the Randolph Historical Society. Every three years, the RWC host a Christmas Showcase during which the various rooms are decorated by local designers in a holiday motif. For the last two years, they have held a Strawberry Festival on the grounds the evening of July 3rd, before and during the Town’s Annual Before the Fourth Parade. During the Bicentennial the Belcher House was the starting point for the Historic House Tour.
Jonathan Belcher (1767-1839), son of Samual and Sarah Belcher built this house in 1806. He had married Abigail (Thayer) of Braintree on April 12, 1792. They had a son, Jonathan (1797-1878) who married Hannah (Jordan) of Canton, who added to the house. Their granddaughter; Annie Tower Tarbell, daughter of Abigail (Belcher) and Isaac Tower gave the house and its furnishings to the Ladies Library Association in 1911 to become its permanent home.
The Jonathan Belcher House is registered with the National Register of Historic Places.
We are located in Randolph, Mass. which can be easily accessed via Route 128. Please take exit 5A off Route 128 exit and head South, toward Randolph (not North, toward Milton or Boston). This is North Main Street, and we are located 2.7 miles on the right side at # 360 North Main Street. We are a large tan house with green shutters on the corner of North Main Street and West Street.
Rent The Jonathan Belcher House
Meetings, Wedding Receptions, Bridal & Baby Showers, Birthdays, Anniversaries, Special gatherings
Seating up to 50 people in a meal function and can accommodate 65 people for cocktail receptions.
- A caterer-friendly kitchen is available.
- Central Heat & Air Conditioning.
- Nonsmoking facility
The Belcher House can be rented any day or evening of the week for a maximum of 5 hours, inclusive of clean-up time.
Rental times may be extended on a per hour basis for an additional charge.
The cost to rent the Jonathan Belcher House is $295.
A 100.00 clean-up deposit is required which will be refunded if renter returns the premises to original condition.
You can reach Marie Little for immediate assistance at (781) 986-6037.