56 Scotia Street

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Address: 56 Scotia Street
Heritage Status: Recognized
Built: 1910
Builder/Architect: Unknown
Style: Queen Anne, Victorian Ecclectic

 

Architecture:

  • Probably best and most intact example of Queen Anne style in Bridgewater, though it still has vernacular variations
  • Corner tower and veranda along with multi-gabled roof on right side, gabled extension on left side gives asymmetrical look to the house, making it dramatic and look high-Victorian
  • Projecting bays on front and side each have recessed, Dutch-style corner windows at ground level.
  • Attic levels of various gables accented with decorative shingles, separated from rest of shingled wall by belt courses
  • Veranda pedimented with triple turned posts, giving it a castle-like feel

 

History:

  • Originally owned by Florence Bigelow, whose husband, A. Morse Bigelow, was an accountant. First sold in 1936