Robbins, Charles - Silas House
488 South St
Single Family Dwelling House
Massachusetts Historical Commission Report
#448 South St. is a well preserved example of an early 19th c. Cape Cod cottage, exhibiting unusually well detailed center entrance enframements—the front door is flanked by narrow, multi-pane sidelights with Doric pilasters. Large dentils adorn the heavy entablature. The 5 bay main facade and north all exhibit simply enframed windows with 6/6 wood sash. This house rests on a granite block foundation and is enclosed by a broad gable roof.
Built c. 1825, this house was for many years the residence of Charles and Silas Robbins, carpenter and farmer, respectively. Presumably Charles Robbins was responsible for this house's construction. By the early 1900s Luther B. Smith lived here (no occupation listed).