Washburn, Carver House

204 Summer St

1830

Architectural Style

Greek Revival

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Bridgewater Town Center

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

Built c. 1830, this late Federal/Greek Revival House is similar to #21, 28 School St. and #29 Maple Ave.

Historical Significance

This house appears on the 1830 and 1852 maps labeled C. Washburn. By 1875 Jane M. Washburn, widow of Carver Washburn, lived here along with Clinton Washburn, mechanic. Local histories do not contain biographical information on Mr. Carver Washburn (also the name of the first cotton gin manufacturing concern in Bridgewater— Carver, Washburn and Co.). By the early 1900's Clinton Washburn, boxmaker, and Carrie Washburn, housekeeper, lived here.