Paper House

The Paper House is an actual house made from paper – newspaper . Mr. Elis F. Stenman, a mechanical engineer who worked in a machine shop in Lynn, built the house as a hobby, starting in 1922 and continuing for 20 years. The house is filled with newspaper walls and newspaper furniture hand made over a 20 year period!


52 Pigeon Hill St Rockport, MA 1966

Driving Directions

The house is somewhat off the beaten path and the signs can easily be missed. Take Route 127 North toward Rockport, Pigeon Cove. After the Yankee Clipper Inn take the second left onto Curtis Street. Turn left on Pigeon Hill Street to No. 52 on your right.

Notes & Advisories


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  • Appropriate for all ages
  • Parking Available
  • Self-Guided