Harden, Rhoda House

21 Walnut St

1850

Architectural Style

Greek Revival

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Paper Mill Village, Prattown

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This house is part of Pratt Town or "Papermill village" collection of 18th-19th century dwellings. It is a well-crafted example of a central hall plan Cape with a handsome Greek Revival entrance enframement—e.g multi pane sidelights, Doric pilasters and a heavy entablature.

Historical Significance

Built c. 1850, this house appears on the 1852 map labeled "Miss Harden." The 1874/75 Brockton/Bridgewater Directory lists a "Miss Rhoda Harden, house, Walnut." Presumably Miss Harden was related to the Capt. Jabez Harden, commander of a company of State Militia during the War of 1812 and a lifelong resident of Bridgewater at 171 Walnut St. (to the south of Pratt town). By the early 1900s, George P. Harden, shoe machine operator, lived here.