Leach, Caleb House

434 Elm St

1850

Architectural Style

Greek Revival, Italianate

Significance

Agriculture, Architecture

Use Type

Agricultural, Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This house's side hall plan main block has the appearance of a c. 1850 Greek Revival/ Italianate cottage with three small rear ells. Its 3-bay main facade exhibits Doric pilasters and a heavy, classicized entablature. It is enclosed by a broad gable roof with return eaves.

Historical Significance

Built c. 1850, the 1830 map indicates a dwelling on or near this site. For many years this house was owned by a branch of Bridgewater's Leach family. Caleb Leach, farmer, lived here until at least the mid 1870s--his wife, Elizabeth G. Leach, is listed on Elm St. in 1879. By 1903 Jonathon Leach, laborer, lived here. Carmen Kennels are presently housed on this property.