Robbins, Charles - Silas House

488 South St

1825

Architectural Style

Federal

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

#448 South St. is a well preserved example of an early 19th c. Cape Cod cottage, exhibiting unusually well detailed center entrance enframements—the front door is flanked by narrow, multi-pane sidelights with Doric pilasters. Large dentils adorn the heavy entablature. The 5 bay main facade and north all exhibit simply enframed windows with 6/6 wood sash. This house rests on a granite block foundation and is enclosed by a broad gable roof.

Historical Significance

Built c. 1825, this house was for many years the residence of Charles and Silas Robbins, carpenter and farmer, respectively. Presumably Charles Robbins was responsible for this house's construction. By the early 1900s Luther B. Smith lived here (no occupation listed).