Witherell, J. House

27 Center St

1865

Architectural Style

Italianate

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This house is of interest architecturally as a modestly scaled Italianate/Queen Anne cottage with unusually sophisticated details. Possessing an irregular, cross gable plan, its 3-bay main facade opens on to a porch with well-crafted turned posts, slat work balusters and spool work transom. A gable with return eaves enframes second floor windows with interesting lintels—bracketed cornices with Weo-Grec motifs.

Historical Significance

This house does not appear on the 1857 map but does appear on the 1873 map of the town center. During the 1870s a "Mrs. Witherell" lived here. By the early 1900s Edward Barry, laborer, owned this property.