Jenkins, H. Loring House

21 Park Terr

1915

Architectural Style

Colonial Revival, Spanish Eclectic

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Paper Mill Village, Prattown

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This is a stylish, well-crafted stucco-covered Colonial Revival/Mediterranean house with a Tuscan columned entrance porch and red tile hip roof. Architecturally, it is significant as the only home of this type in Bridgewater.

Historical Significance

Built c. 1915-1920, this house has significant historical associations with Bridgewater's Jenkins family. It was built for H. Loring Jenkins, Treasurer of the George O. Jenkins Co., manufacturers of leatherboard. In 1896 George O. Jenkins and his brother Hiram purchased the old Hollingsworth papermill at Pratt town. In 1901 George O. Jenkins became the sole owner of the company. Upon his death in 1916 the firm was incorporated with Robert Jenkins of Whitman, President and H. Loring Jenkins, Treasurer. This house was owned by the Jenkins family until at least the late 1940s.