Pratt, Adrian Z. House

73 Mount Prospect St

1890

Architectural Style

Italianate

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Bridgewater Town Center

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This house provides further evidence that the Italianate vernacular style persisted in Bridgewater well into the late 19th c., being more widely used than more contemporary 1880s and 1890s styles—e.g. Queen Anne, Colonial Revival. This house possesses and irregular plan, encircling verandah with turned posts and curvilinear brackets, cornice headed windows and gables with return eaves.

Historical Significance

This house represents a relatively late addition to Mt. Prospect Street's collection of c. 1870s-1890s houses. Its lot appears as vacant on the 1887 Birdseye view map. By the early 1890s, Adrian Z. Pratt, auctioneer and high school janitor lived here. During the 1880s he is listed as a farmer residing at Summer near Laurel.