Thomas - Perkins - Hunt House

116 Center St

1845

Architectural Style

Greek Revival

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This is a 1 1/2 story, sidehall plan Greek Revival house. It is composed of a rectangular main block, and a 1 1/2 story side ell. Particularly noteworthy are its classicized entrance enframements. Windows are fully enframed and contain 6/6 wood sash. It is enclosed by a gable roof with return eaves.

Historical Significance

Built c. 1845, this house is an integral component of the cluster of mid-19th c. dwellings at the Center-Aldrich crossroads—St. Thomas Acquinas Church is the focal point of this area. Apparently this house's original owner was an R. Thomas. By the 1840s the Aaron Perkins family lived here. By the early 1900s Robert S. Hunt, shoe repairer owned this property.