19 Shaw Rd

1910

Architectural Style

Queen Anne

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Bridgewater Town Center

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This house is noteworthy for its unsual form. Representing a relatively late example of the Queen Anne Style, this house's main facade is dominated by a 3-story octagonal tower with a pyramidal roof—this is a unique building form in Bridgewater.

Historical Significance

Shaw St. was cut through the land of Andrew H. Ward at some point after 1903, It was apparently named from the Bridgewater's prominent John Shaw family (Rev. John Shaw, second minister of the First Congregational Church, Bridgewater, 1731-1791). This house's lot was part of C. & C. Washburn's house lot in 1903.