Frank L. and Mabel H. Dean House

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Frank L. and Mabel H. Dean House
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Frank L. and Mabel H. Dean House is located in Massachusetts
Frank L. and Mabel H. Dean House
Frank L. and Mabel H. Dean House is located in the US
Frank L. and Mabel H. Dean House
Location 10 Cedar St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°15′59″N 71°47′48″W / 42.26639°N 71.79667°W / 42.26639; -71.79667Coordinates: 42°15′59″N 71°47′48″W / 42.26639°N 71.79667°W / 42.26639; -71.79667
Area less than one acre
Built 1901 (1901)
Architect Moore, Frank A.,; Putnam, Willis E.,
Architectural style Colonial Revival
NRHP reference # 02001471[1]
Added to NRHP December 05, 2002

The Frank L. and Mabel H. Dean House is an historic house at 10 Cedar Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. Built in 1901 for a prominent lawyer and politician, it is a well-preserved example of period Colonial Revival architecture, with rare period handpainted wall murals. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 2002.[1]

Description and history[edit]

The Dean House stands in a formerly residential area a short way northwest of downtown Worcester, at the northwest corner of Linden and Cedar Streets. It is generally surrounded by parking lots. It is a 2-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a hip roof and clapboarded exterior. It is three bays wide and four deep, with a rear ell that is one bay wide and one bay deep. A two-bay, two-story pavilion projects from the east side of the main body of the house. The house is topped by a high hipped roof with embedded gable dormers; the edges of the roof are flared in a graceful curve. The eaves and raking sections of the roof are trimmed with modillion brackets, below which are a band of dentil molding and a narrow frieze. The interior of the house is elaborately trimmed in wood, and many of the downstairs rooms are decorated with wall murals.[2]

The house was built in 1901 for Frank L. Dean, a prominent lawyer and Republican politician. The house was built next door to a fine Second Empire house (now demolished), and not far from the childhood home of Dean's wife, Mabel Houghton. Frank Dean served one term as mayor of Worcester in 1903, and then as the personal secretary to Governos Curtis Guild Jr. and Eben Draper. Mabel Houghton Dean was a member of the Worcester Women's Club, an exclusive social and philanthropic organization. Their house is a good example of a generously scaled American Foursquare with Colonial Revival features.[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 Frank L. and Mabel H. Dean House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-02-17.