Wilbur, G. House

568 Pleasant St

1830

Architectural Style

Federal

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

Situated near the intersection of Pleasant and North Streets, this well-crafted Cape Cod cottage possesses a center hall plan, 5-bay main facade with a projecting entrance (note the fanlight and eliptical roof). Windows contain 2/2 wood sash. This house is enclosed by a gable roof with a low brick center chimney.

Historical Significance

Together with its remarkably intact pre-1900 landscape features, this attractive Cape Cod cottage provides a glimpse of a c. early 1830s Bridgewater farm. During the 19th and early 20th centuries it was owned by a branch of the Wilbur family—George Wilbur apparently built this house—by the 1870s Theodore C. Wilbur, farmer and carpenter, lived here.