Thursday, March 18, 2010
Thursday is "This Old House Day"
This 1797 colonial is one of the oldest houses I have posted. I captured this fine Federal style residence on East Squantum Street about a month ago. East Squantum Street was a former Indian trail which became a public highway in 1646.
In spite of a damaging fire in 1983, it has retained its architectural integrity. It has the traditional five bay facade with a central entrance topped with an arched pediment and framed with sidelights to the floor. This door could well have replaced an earlier simpler door. The windows of the second floor are set close to the eaves, indicating an early 19th century date.