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S. D. Newton House

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Built  1849
NRHP Reference #  09000142
Added to NRHP  5 March 1980
MPS  Worcester MRA
Opened  1849
S. D. Newton House
Location  8 Sycamore St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Architectural style  Greek Revival architecture
Similar  Wachusett Reservoir, DCU Center, Green Hill Park, Salisbury Mansion and Store, Elm Park

The S. D. Newton House is an historic house at 8 Sycamore Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. Built about 1849, it is an excellent local instance of Greek Revival styling, and one of the few houses surviving from that period in the neighborhood, which once had many more such houses. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980.

Description and history

The Newton House is located just south of Worcester's downtown area, on the northeast side of Sycamore Street in a mixed residential and commercial area. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame house, with a front-facing gable roof and clapboard siding. The building corners have paneled pilasters, which rise to an entablature below the fully pedimented gable. A single-story porch extends across the building width, supported by Doric columns. The front facade is three bays wide, with the entrance in the right bay, flanked by sidelight windows and narrow pilasters, and topped by an entablature.

The house was built about 1849, and typifies the houses that were built in the immediate area in the 1840s, although it is now one of the few houses left from that period. Most of the houses from that period have been replaced either by later residential construction or commercial buildings. The house's first known occupant was S. D. Newton, a painter; later residents include a victualler and telegrapher.

References

S. D. Newton House Wikipedia


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