Alden House

75 Alden Sq

1820

Architectural Style

Federal

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Aldenville, Alden Square

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This is a 5-bay x 3-bay, 2-story, center hall plan Federal frame vernacular house with a low hip roof. Particularly noteworthy are the main entrance's Doric pilasters.

Historical Significance

This house was moved to this site c. 1890 from an undetermined location—it may have been an Alden house which was located across Titicut St., to the north. On the 1903 Atlas this house and two barns appear labeled Mrs. Sarah F. Blackstone, housekeeper, State Farm. Presumably she was related to Hollis Blackstone, Superintendent of the State Farm at Bridgewater. Alden Square was originally called Blackstone Sq. and was set out c. 1886—1890.