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Once the home of one of Methuen's most distinguished industrialists, this site is now occupied by the Methuen Police Department.


  • The old Swan/Nevins homestead
  • The modern public safety building

Now the Quinn Public Safety Building, the original house was built in the 1680s for the Swan family. Eventually, Methuen Industrialist and Boston investor David Nevins purchased the old farm house and expanded it for his needs. The final Nevins owner was Harriet Nevins, who donated it to the MSPCA who created a rest home for horses. The farm house was used by the director to stay when visiting the farm. - Description courtesy of Dan Gagnon, historian.