The Ramey House

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553 Lahave Street

This is the oldest home in town. Built as early as 1770, this home has survived many storms, disasters and town developments. Its simple design reflects the general simplicity of early settlement homes. Its longevity illustrates the sustainability of heritage homes.

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Judge Mather Byles DesBrisay's Home, “Ivy Banks"

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55-59 Pleasant Street

On Pleasant St. stands a house which was once home to one of Bridgewater's most prominent historical figures: Judge Mather Byles DesBrisay. A politician, judge, curiosities collector and historian, DesBrisay's life is intricately woven into much of Bridgewater's history. His home, Ivy Banks (55-59 Pleasant St.), was notable for its unique architecture. Though the home has been extensively renovated, it still stands today.

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Fletcher B. Wade & His House

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45 Pleasant Street

One of the most flamboyant and intricately decorated houses in Bridgewater is 45 Pleasant Street – formerly the Pleasant Rest Home. Though F. B. Wade – one of Bridgewater’s most prominent citizens at the time – owned it for only 13 years of its over 130 year history, he played such a part in the house’s decoration that it is still sometimes called the “Wade House”.

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The Old Courthouse and Town Hall

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80 Pleasant Street

The Old Courthouse has a fascinating history as its construction was surrounded with intense controversy with the town of Lunenburg. The location of court facilities in Bridgewater caused great debate at the close of the 19th century.

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Three Homes of James Curll

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45 Maple St., 57 King St., and 325 King St.:

The Three Homes of James A. Curll

James A. Curll was Bridgewater's first Town Clerk in the early 20th century and served as a curator of Judge DesBrisay's collection of curiosities. Curll lived in three different homes in Bridgewater, all of which are well preserved today and all of which have been used as rectories.

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Rose Cottage

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150 Pleasant Street

A quaint example of the Gothic Cottage, 150 Pleasant St. was affectionately known as 'Rose Cottage'. J. Edward Artz, a carpenter, built the home himself for his family and it still stands today with a few alterations.

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