Keith, Lloyd House

57 Springhill Ave

1852

Architectural Style

Italianate

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Bridgewater Town Center

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This is one of the most stylish and picturesque mid-19th century houses in the Bridgewater Center. Clad with clapboards, the L-plan house's main facade is obscured by trees and shrubs. Projecting from the center of its 3-bay main facade is a front porch with colonnette-like posts which support a roof/canopy with scalloped barge boards. The entrance features surrounds with "shouldered" corners. Windows are fully enframed and exhibit cornice headed lintels with dentils. The ridge roof is characterized by steeply pitched and bracketed gables. The rear wing features a secondary entrance which possesses dentillated and cornice headed lintels and opens onto a porch.

Historical Significance

From the mid-1850s until at least the early 1900s, this house was owned by Lloyd Kith, carpenter. He was presumably responsible for this house's design and construction. It is the most stylish of Springhill Avenue's collection of mid-19th c. dwellings.