Keith - Wilbur House

721 Pleasant St

1840

Architectural Style

Greek Revival

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This is a solid, L-plan Greek Revival 1 1/2 story cottage with a sidehall plan main block anda front entrance with classicized entrance enframements.

Historical Significance

This house is situated just to the east of the brook which marks the eastern boundary of the village of Scotland. A house appears on this site on the 1830 map labeled B. Keith, Jr. Further research might reveal an 18th c. component— the house's present appearance is that of a c. 1840, L-plan farmhouse. It may have been built by Florentius E. Wilbur—he is first listed as this property's owner on the 1852 map. By the early 1900s an H. A. Barker, farmer, owned this house and the Queen Anne/Italianate house across the street at #722. Pleasant St. was laid out as early as 1702.