Wilbur House

1689 South St

1750

Architectural Style

Colonial

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This Cape may date to as early as the mid-18th c, and was reworked c. 1840s. It stands at an angle to South Street—its 6-bay main facade features a main entrance with classicized enframements and a steeply pitched off-center gable.

Historical Significance

As early as the 1740s Amos Keith was operating a forge in the South Street/Titicut/Sturtevant's Corner area. #1689 South Street may date to the mid-18th century. Further research is needed to determine if the Wilbur family owned this house in the 18th century as well as the early 19th century. By the 1870s, James E. Lee, farmer, lived here. During the early 1900s a Mrs. Packard lived here.