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Stop #49

137 Cambridge Street

  • Built: ca. 1910
  • Architect: Unknown
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This is a two-and-a-half-story frame front-entrance single-family residence, set beneath a cross gable roof, is a good example of what in the early 20th century was considered a “Colonial” style house. It is mostly symmetric under a gable roof, and includes the classical architectural elements popular in the 18th century.  Each façade is articulated with a large full width pedimented gable with tripartite rectangular windows. A full width open porch spans the first story with four fluted Tuscan Doric columns that support a low hipped roof with a decorated pediment  A chamfered bay projects onto the porch to the north of the door; with a wide central window and a similarly wide window is symmetrically disposed to the south of the door.

On the second floor a rectangular central project slightly aligned with the porch pediment and entrance. This has a large rectangular window and the bay is flanked by similar windows positioned above those on the first story. Above the second story bay there is a slight hipped roof projection from the lower part of the main gable pediment.

The house is built on brick foundations and is clapboard sided. An exterior brick chimney rises against the north wall. A southside asphalt paved driveway leads to two-car garage contemporary with the house. The house is very similar to 147 Cambridge Street and the two were probably built together.

(Updated August 2020)