Hill, Charles T. House

45 High St

1848

Architectural Style

Greek Revival

Significance

Architecture

Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Bridgewater Industrial/Transportation Corridor

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

45 High St. is a well crafted Greek Revival cottage. It stands with its steeply pitched, 3-bay end wall gable to the street. Its west facing 5-bay main facade features a center entrance with a heavy classicized entablature. Its windows are fully enframed and contain 6/6 wood sash. Its edges are accented by wide Doric corner pilasters and a wide fascia board. The 1-1/2 story main block is linked with a 1-1/2 story cottage via a breezeway.

Historical Significance

On September 6, 1848, Charles T. Hall of Bridgewater paid Axel Dearborn of Dorchester, MA $3,300.00 for "all that message of land and tenements where no person now lives containing one acre and twenty-five rods, lying on the easterly side of the road leading from John Edson's to the iron works of Lazell Perkins, bounded westerly by said road." Charles T. Hall was a hammersmith at Lazell, Perkins Iron Co. Mr. Hall and his son Charles T. Hall, Jr., "timekeeper in tube works" lived here until at least the early 1900s. This house provides a glimpse of the residence of skilled, mid-late 19th century iron workers—the relatively stylish Greek Revival houses at 45 and 55 High St. Contrast with the more modest workers cottages of Poolton Place and Wall St. at Stanley.