Johnson, J. T. House

168 Main St

1890

Architectural Style

Colonial Revival

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Bridgewater Town Center

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

Architecturally this house is of interest as a rare example of a Queen Anne/Colonial Revival house in Bridgewater. Little in the way of residential development occurred in or near Bridgewater Center after c. 1870—with a few notable exceptions, e.g. Mt. Prospect, Maple and Stetson Sts.

Historical Significance

This house was built in 1890-1893 for John J. Johnson, florist. He is first listed here in 1894/95—the directory of that year features an advertisement for Johnson's business which reads "J. J. Johnson, Wholesale and Retail Florist, Flowers and Designs for Weddings, Receptions, Funerals, etc." To the rear of this house were at least three large greenhouses or "conservatories".