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Fobes - Kingman House

1085 Pleasant St


Architectural Style




Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House



Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

This house appears to be an extensively renovated Federal house. Houses with #1085's L-shaped plan appear on this site on 19th c. maps and atlases. In any event, this house with its symmetrical 5-bay center entrance main facade and hipped roof is compatible with the other houses in the area.

Historical Significance

J. E. Crane's "Map of Bridgewater in 1716" indicates that a house belonging to John Fobes was located on or near the site of #1085 Pleasant St. By the early 1830s an S. Fobes lived in a house on this site. His son Hosea Kingman, the Central Square (Bridgewater) attorney and notary public owned this property during the early 1900s.

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