C.H. Brown Cottage

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C.H. Brown Cottage
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C.H. Brown Cottage is located in Massachusetts
C.H. Brown Cottage
C.H. Brown Cottage is located in the US
C.H. Brown Cottage
Location 34 Wright St., Stoneham, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°28′43″N 71°6′10″W / 42.47861°N 71.10278°W / 42.47861; -71.10278Coordinates: 42°28′43″N 71°6′10″W / 42.47861°N 71.10278°W / 42.47861; -71.10278
Built 1835 (1835)
Architectural style Greek Revival
MPS Stoneham MRA
NRHP reference #


Added to NRHP April 13, 1984

The C.H. Brown Cottage is a historic house at 34 Wright Street in Stoneham, Massachusetts. Probably built in the 1830s, it is a well-preserved example of worker housing built for employees of local shoe factories. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984.[1]

Description and history[edit]

The C.H. Brown Cottage stands in a residential area one block west of Stoneham's Central Square, on the west side of Wright Street midway between Maple and Lincoln Streets. It is a small 1-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a gabled roof and clapboarded exterior. Its front facade is two bays wide, with pilastered corners and a narrow entablature on the sides. The main entrance is in the right bay, flanked by full-length sidelight windows and pilasters, which support an entablature and cornice. A single-story ell of modern construction extends to the rear.[2]

The cottage was probably built in sometime in the 1830s, based on stylistic analysis; its original owner is unknown. A later owner, C.H. Brown, was one of the proprietors of a local tannery; he lived in a mansion at Chestnut and Maple Streets. It is one of a modest number of worker housing units to survive from Stoneham's early industrial period as shoemaking center.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for C.H. Brown Cottage". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-22.