56 Auburn St
Queen Anne, Shingle Style
Single Family Dwelling House
Massachusetts Historical Commission Report
This house represents a relatively late addition to Auburn Street's collection of 18th and mid-19th century dwellings. Built c. 1890, its H-plan and distinctive gambrel gabled components are of particular interest--it is composed of a 1 1/2 story main block, west ell and stable garage. The ground floor is sheathed in clapboards, the upper floors are clad in weather beaten wood shingles. Stylistically this house incorporates elements of the Queen Anne and shingle styles.
This house does not appear on the 1879 atlas. In 1903 it is labeled "Mrs. Chamberlin."