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Holmes, Martin D. House

827 High St


Architectural Style

Greek Revival



Use Type

Single Family Dwelling House


Massachusetts Historical Commission Report

Architectural Significance

827 High St. is a solid, well-crafted L-plan Greek Revival cottage

Historical Significance

This house represents a relatively recent addition to the High Street (between Broad and Hayward Sts.) collection of "ancient" homesteads. High St. dates to as early as the late 17th century and was lined by the lean-to's and center hall dwellings of the Alden family. #827 was built in 1854—in that year, Martin D. Holmes purchased this house lot from Simeon D. Wood. Mr. Holmes is listed in late 19th century directories as "wratchman at gin works" (presumably the Eagle Cotton Gin Co. at Pearl and Perkins). By the late 1870s, Pliny B. Howard, farmer, owned this property. During the early 1900s, an H. Holmes is listed here.

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