Briggs, Thomas C. House

30 Prospect St

1845

Architectural Style

Gothic Revival, Greek Revival

Significance

Agriculture, Architecture

Use Type

Agricultural, Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Scotland

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This is a south facing Greek Revival house with steeply pitched gables (mildly Gothic Revival in form) and a 5-bay main facade. Main entrance retains handsome Greek Revival entrance enframement.

Historical Significance

Prospect St. apparently dates to the early 19th c. It was cut through from Pleasant to Prospect St. by 1830. The present house first appears on the 1852 map and is labeled T. C. Briggs (Thomas C. Briggs, occupation unknown). By 1874/75 Royal Keith, farmer lived here. During the early 1900s Arthur R. Tinkham owned this property—directories list his occupation as "butter".