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Harold H. Anthony House

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Built  1922 (1922)
NRHP Reference #  90000058
Area  6,350 m²
MPS  Swansea MRA
Opened  1922
Added to NRHP  12 February 1990
Harold H. Anthony House
Location  132 Bay Point Ave., Swansea, Massachusetts
Architectural style  Colonial Revival architecture

The Harold H. Anthony House is a historic house at 132 Bay Point Avenue on Gardner's Neck in Swansea, Massachusetts. Built in 1922 to a design by R. Clipston Sturgis, it is a high quality local example of Georgian Revival architecture, unusual in the town for its use of brick. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1990.

Description and history

Gardner's Neck is a peninsula projecting southward into Mount Hope Bay between the Cole and Lee Rivers on Swansea's south coast. The Harold Anthony House stands at the southern end of the peninsula, just west of the David M. Anthony House. It is a 2-1/2 story brick building, with a gabled roof. It has a rectangular main section, with wings extending toward the water on each side. The main entrance is set under a Classical portico with triangular pediment, supported by grouped Doric columns.

This elegant two story brick Georgian Revival house was designed by R. Clipston Sturgis and built in 1922 for Harold Anthony, son of David M. Anthony, on land subdivided from a larger property purchased by the elder Anthony in 1883. It is rare in Swansea both as a brick house, and as one designed by a major architect. Unlike his father's house, which was intended as a summer property, Harold's was designed for year-round occupation, and started a trend of winterization of summer houses on Gardner's Neck.

References

Harold H. Anthony House Wikipedia


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