30 Cornwallis Street

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Address: 30 Cornwallis Street
Heritage Status: Recognized
Built: 1872
Builder/Architect: Eli Wamback
Style: Greek Revival

 

Architecture:

  • Large and impressive gable-roofed Greek Revival house with ell at side
  • Noteworthy for having three pedimented dormers, each with turned eaves.
  • Intact hood mouldings over all windows, and capital mouldings on cornerboards
  • Simply designed eaves finishing in returned eaves at corners
  • Large veranda with two penetrating bay windows on side, clapboard half-wall, but capital mouldings on posts have been lost due to replacement

 

History:

  • Eli Wamback purchased lots 8 &9 Letter D 3rd Division for $90 in 1872; no house was present
  • Believed to have been built by Eli Wamback in 1872; he was a blacksmith
  • Robie Cushing, a barber in Bridgewater, bought the house in 1902, Cushings lived in house for over 80 years