Pratt - Dean - MaGuire House

21 Maple Ave

1832

Architectural Style

Federal, Greek Revival

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Bridgewater Town Center

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This charming late Federal/Greek Revival house is composed of a 2 1/2 story main block with two rear additions. Possessing a sidehall plan, its 3-bay main
facade opens on to a Colonial Revival porch addition. This house is enclosed by a gable roof with a lunette attic windows. This house is similar to several houses on School St. which appear on an 1832 map of the town center (e.g. #28
and #21 School St.)

Historical Significance

This house was originally located on the site of the present old Bridgewater Public Library (South St., 1881). It was moved to Maple St. (then part of Springhill Ave.) during the early 1880s. Early inhabitants of this house included members of the Pratt and Washburn families. From 1882 until 1960 the John MaGuire family lived here. He was a blacksmith. This house was one of the first to be moved to or built on the segment of Maple St. between Bedford and South Sts. Prior to 1880 this house's lot was part of Lloyd Parsons' L-shaped South St. lot.