Dean - Sparhawk House

937 Plymouth St

1815

Architectural Style

Federal

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Paper Mill Village, Prattown

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This is a simple early 19th century, l 1/2 story workers cottage.

Historical Significance

This house was built at some point during the first quarter of the 19th century. It is part of Prattown's collection of dwellings related to mills which were once located on the northern banks of the Town River. As early as 1792, the first dam was built on the Town River at Prattown—two years later a grist mill was built in this vicinity. In 1798 a falling mill was built here. The first paper mill in the country was established at Prattown in 1823 by Joseph Hooper and others. This concern passed to George Hooker and Silas Warren in 1830. Presumably #937 was built to house "Artesans who manufactured a superior quality of paper of all grades of finish". During the early 1850's an S. Leonard Jr. lived here. The 1857 map indi.cates a Willard Warren as the house's owner—his widow Elvira owned it in the 1870's. S. Freeman Jordan, machinist, lived here during the early 1900's.