Bridgewater Iron Manufacturing Company Storehouse

131 High St

1835

Architectural Style

Significance

Archaeology, Historic, Architecture, Industry, Military

Use Type

Abandoned or Vacant, Warehouse

Neighborhood

Bridgewater Iron Works

Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This is an extremely interesting survivor from the Lazell, Perkins Iron Works Company's expansion of c. 1845-1865. It is a simple, rectangular 1-1/2 story structure which exhibits uncoursed rubble stone (local field stone) and is enclosed by a broad gable roof. This structure possesses several 20th century additions and its fenestration has been altered. Some windows with original, 6/6 wood sash are in evidence and exhibit gauged brick work lintels with simple wood enframements.

Historical Significance

Built c. late 1840's, this storehouse structure was built of local field stone, probably by Irish Lazell, Perkins Iron Works employees. It appears on late 19th and early 20th century maps and atlases labeled "store house" (see Area Form on Lazell, Perkins Ironworks).