124 South St

1845

Architectural Style

Greek Revival

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Bridgewater Town Center

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

Located near the Southern terminus of Pleasant St., this charming Greek Revival cottage, along with the Gothic Italianate cottage at 136 South St. and the Federal house at 104 South St., provide a picturesque and stylistically diverse introduction to the domestic architecture of Bridgewater Center. Moved to this site at some point after 1879, this house represents an architecturally ambitious variation on a Cape theme with a projecting, central, classicized entrance porch and pedimented east-west gables. Later additions include a one story west addition and a pair of dormers on the South St. roof slope. Covered with clapboards, this house's edges are defined by cornerboards and wide freize boards.

Historical Significance

This house was moved here at some point in the late 19th c. The 1879 atlas indicates that its lot was part of Lloyd Parson's house lot (see Form on 136 South St.). It is labeled L.M. Keith on the 1903 Atlas. It was built at an undetermined original location c. 1845.