Thomas Swadkins House
The house in 2008
|Architectural style||Gothic, Italianate|
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|Added to NRHP||April 18, 1985|
The Thomas Swadkins House is a historic house at 160 Westminster Avenue in Arlington, Massachusetts. This 2-1/2 story wood frame was built c. 1882, and features both Gothic and Italianate styling. The gable decorations and porch railing are Gothic, while the house massing and brackets are Italianate, as are the window surrounds and the round-arch window on the right side. It was one of the first houses built when the Crescent Hill area was developed in the 1880s.
Arlington is a town in Middlesex County, Massachusetts, United States, six miles (10 km) northwest of Boston. The population was 42,844 at the 2010 census.
The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.It was renovated and expanded in 2009.
The National Register of Historic Places (NRHP) is the United States federal government's official list of districts, sites, buildings, structures, and objects deemed worthy of preservation for their historical significance. A property listed in the National Register, or located within a National Register Historic District, may qualify for tax incentives derived from the total value of expenses incurred preserving the property.
These are the National Register of Historic Places listings in Arlington, Massachusetts.
The Thomas Aspinwall Davis House is a historic house at 29 Linden Place in Brookline, Massachusetts. The house was built in 1844, by Thomas Aspinwall Davis, later a mayor of Boston, and is one of the earliest buildings to survive from his Linden Park project, the first residential subdivision in Brookline. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
The Moore–Hill House is a historic house at 82 Franklin Street in Peabody, Massachusetts. It is an excellent example of a Gothic Victorian house, built in 1874 for W. H. Hill. The 1.5 story wood frame building has a cross gable roof line, with the main roof line running crosswise. The front cornice, including the central front gable section, is decorated with paired brackets, and the front windows have decorative surrounds. The front door is centrally located and sheltered by an ornate entablature, above which is a round-arched window.
13 Annis Street is a historic mill worker house in Methuen, Massachusetts. Built about 1880, it is a typical small residence built for workers at the nearby Arlington Mills. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984, but has lost many of its exterior decorative details since.
113-115 Center Street is a historic two-family house in the Arlington Mills district of southern Methuen, Massachusetts. Built about 1880, it is a rare surviving example of the type of worker housing built early in the expansion of the Arlington Mills. It was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
The House at 10 Arlington Street in Somerville, Massachusetts, also known as the Walter J. Squire House, is a well-preserved transitional Italianate/Queen Anne house. The basic 2.5 story, front gable, three bay side entrance layout was fairly typical for Italianate houses in the city, as are the paired cornice brackets and hoods over the windows. The porch, however, has Queen Anne elements, including turned posts and the rising sun motif on its gable.
26 Center Avenue in Reading, Massachusetts is an architecturally eclectic cottage, with a mix of Greek Revival, Gothic Revival, and Italianate features. Built c. 1854-1875, it is a rare surviving remnant of a residential subdivision once dubbed "Mudville" for the condition of its unpaved roads. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
322 Haven Street in Reading, Massachusetts is well preserved cottage with Gothic and Italianate features. Built sometime before 1889, its use of even modest Gothic features is unusual in Reading, where the Gothic Revival was not particularly popular. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.
The Kemp Place and Barn form a historic farmstead at 186 Summer Avenue in Reading, Massachusetts. The main house is a 2 1⁄2-story Italianate wood-frame structure, with an L-shaped cross-gable footprint and clapboard siding. Its roofline is studded with paired brackets, its windows have "eared" or shouldered hoods, and there is a round-arch window in the front gable end. The porch wraps around the front to the side, supported by Gothic style pierced-panel posts. The square cupola has banks of three round-arch windows on each side. It is one of Reading's more elaborate Italianate houses, and is one of the few of the period whose cupola has survived.
The Arlington Coal & Lumber Company building is a historic commercial and civic building at 41 Park Avenue in Arlington, Massachusetts. Built about 1875, it is a locally significant example of Late Gothic Revival architecture, with a long history as a community center. The building was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1985.
The First Parish Church Parsonage is a historic parsonage at 232—234 Pleasant Street in Arlington, Massachusetts. The two story wood frame house was built c. 1855 by Nathan Pratt, a wealthy local citizen. He gave half of the house for use as a parsonage for the First Parish Church, a role it served until the end of the 19th century. It was thereafter converted back into a single family residence. The double front entrance has typical Greek Revival features, including sidelight windows and pilasters, while the massing of the house, and its dentiled and bracketed cornice, are distinctly Italianate.
The Ralph W. Shattuck House is a historic duplex house at 274–276 Broadway in Arlington, Massachusetts. The 2-1/2 story wood frame double house was built c. 1875, and is one of the best-preserved Italianate houses in the town. It has a heavily bracketed cornice line, a bracketed hood sheltering the two entrances, and decorative window surrounds with small brackets at the lintel. It was owned by Ralph W. Shattuck, proprietor of Shattuck Hardware, one Arlington's longest-running businesses.
The Second A. P. Cutter House is a historic house at 89 Summer Street in Arlington, Massachusetts. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure that is architecturally transitional, exhibiting Italianate massing with Greek Revival decorations. It is three bays wide, with pilasters at the corners, and window surrounds with simple brackets. Its center entrance, now housing two doorways, is sheltered by an Italianate porch with balustrade above. The house was built c. 1855, and is associated with one of several Ammi Pierce Cutters from the locally prominent Cutter family. It was converted to a two-family residence in 1949.
The Kimball Farmer House is a historic house at 1173 Massachusetts Avenue in Arlington, Massachusetts. This two story wood frame house was built in 1826 by Kimball Farmer, a farmer. The chimneys of this Federal style house are placed at the rear, a local variant, and its front entry is framed by sidelight windows topped with Gothic-style lancet tracing in the entablature. The property was owned by three generations of Farmers, and now houses commercial offices.
The Addison Hill House is a historic house located at 83 Appleton Street in Arlington, Massachusetts.
The Prentiss-Payson House is a historic house at 224-226 Pleasant Street in Arlington, Massachusetts. This 2-1/2 story clapboarded wood frame house was built in 1856 for two women named Prentiss and Payson. Its massing and some of its styling is Italianate, but the front door surround, with sidelight and transom windows, pilasters, and triangular pediment, is distinctly Greek Revival in character. A later resident was Prentiss Payson, organist at a local church and a music teacher.
The Robinson-Lewis-G. F. Fessenden House is a historic house at 40 Westminster Avenue in Arlington, Massachusetts. The 2-1/2 story wood frame house was built c. 1850, and is a well-preserved Italianate style house, with ornate bracketed window surrounds, and a gable-roofed front porch with dentil moulding and full pediment. It was built as a farmhouse in an area that was not developed as a residential subdivision until later in the 19th century, and only had a few houses prior to that development.
The House at 45 Claremont Avenue in Arlington, Massachusetts is a rare local example of transitional Italianate and Gothic Revival styling. Built c. 1885-90, the house has steeply pitched gables and almost Stick style porch decoration that are typical Gothic work, while the house's massing and the bracketed eaves are Italianate. One of its early owners was Theodore B. Merrick, an instructor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
The Onslow Gilmore House is a historic house at 477 Main Street in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Built about 1875, it is one of the few surviving Italianate houses of many that once lined Main Street south of Central Square. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984. It now houses professional offices.
The Charles Wood House is a historic house at 34 Chestnut Street in Stoneham, Massachusetts. It is one of the most elaborate Italianate houses in Stoneham. The 2.5 story wood frame house was built c. 1875 for Charles Wood, but its occupation remains unknown. Its basic plan is an L shape, but there is a projecting section on the center of the main facade that includes a flat-roof third story turret, and the roof line has numerous gables facing different directions. There are porches on the front right, and in the crook of the L, with Stick style decorations, the cornice features heavy paired brackets, some of its windows are narrow rounded windows in a somewhat Gothic Revival style, and the walls are clad in several types and shapes of wooden clapboards and shingles.
The Galen Merriam House is a historic house at 102 Highland Street in Newton, Massachusetts. This 2 1⁄2-story wood-frame house was built in the 1840s, apparently for Galen Merriam, a Boston coal merchant. The mansion house features elaborate Italianate styling, including brackets in its eaves and on its porch, which wraps around three sides of the house. It also has peaked windows in its gable ends, in a more Gothic Revival style.
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