Richmond House

1400 Vernon St

1860

Architectural Style

Italianate

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This house presently has the appearance of a mid-late 19th century side hall plan, 1 1/2 story Italianate cottage. Further research is needed to determine if this is an earlier, remodeled structure. A structure appears on this site on the 1830 map. The present dwelling possesses a long rectangular plan and a 3-bay main facade with cornice headed windows in the Italianate manner. The main facade opens onto a porch with slatwork balusters, turned posts and saw cut brackets. The north wall exhibits a diamond shaped window. This dwelling is enclosed by a gable roof with return eaves.

Historical Significance

The 1830 and 1852 maps show a structure on this site labeled Z. Richmond. By the 1870s James Richmond, shoemaker, lived here. By the early 1900s, this property was owned by a James Richmond, farmer.