Perkins, Henry Company Office

170 Broad St

1750

Architectural Style

Colonial

Significance

Architecture, Industry

Use Type

Business Office, Single Family Dwelling House

Neighborhood

Stanley, Henry Perkins Co.

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This is a simple, center hall plan Cape. Its 5-bay main facade features a simply enframed central entrance. Windows contain 6/6 wood sash. Built c. 1750, its interior has been thoroughly modernized for office use.

Historical Significance

Further research is needed to determine this building's original site. It may represent the small structure which appears to the southeast of the moulding room on the 1903 atlas. The 1885 atlas indicates that a long narrow shed was located on this house's present site. Broad St. was laid out in 1805-1806 as the Boston and New Bedford Turnpike (including Broad St., now Route 18).