Bridgewater Iron Mfg. Company Worker Housing

24 Wall St

1850

Architectural Style

Italianate

Significance

Architecture, Industry

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House, Workers Housing

Neighborhood

Stanley

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This is a simple, side hall plan 1-1/2 story workers cottage with bracketed door hood, cornice headed windows and return eaves.

Historical Significance

Built c. 1850, this house is part of the enclave of workers' cottages constructed by Lazell, Perkins Iron Works (Bridgewater Iron Co.) between c. 1823-1875. This company began to sell off its residential properties to private individuals beginning in 1889. In 1893 the Stanley Tool Co. bought the old Lazell, Perkins Iron Works. By that time Simon Sheehan, fireman, had purchased this property.