Richard Sayles House

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Richard Sayles House
Richard Sayles House, Uxbridge, MA.jpg
Richard Sayles House is located in Massachusetts
Richard Sayles House
Richard Sayles House is located in the US
Richard Sayles House
Location Uxbridge, Massachusetts
Coordinates 42°4′43″N 71°37′27″W / 42.07861°N 71.62417°W / 42.07861; -71.62417Coordinates: 42°4′43″N 71°37′27″W / 42.07861°N 71.62417°W / 42.07861; -71.62417
Built c. 1820
Architectural style Federal
MPS Uxbridge MRA
NRHP Reference #


Added to NRHP October 7, 1983

The Richard Sayles House is an historic house at 80 Mendon Street, in Uxbridge, Massachusetts. Built about 1820, it is a distinctive local example of Federal period architecture executed in granite. It is further notable has the home from about 1859 onward of Richard Sayles, a local mill worker, executive, and later owner. On October 7, 1983, it was added to the National Register of Historic Places.[1]

Description and history[edit]

The Sayles House is located on the north side of Mendon Street (Massachusetts Route 16), just east of the St. Mary Parish church complex. The house is a two story stone structure, five bays wide, built out of ashlar granite and topped by a hip roof. Its front (north-facing) facade is symmetrical, with the entrance set at the center in a keystoned round-arch opening with a semicircular transom. The windows in the other bays have projecting sills and lintels, but are otherwise unadorned.[2]

The house was built about 1820, and its first owner is presently unknown. It was purchased about 1859 by Richard Sayles, a leading figure in the textile mills of Uxbridge. Sayles, a native of Providence, Rhode Island, was educated at Uxbridge Academy, and worked in the local mills 1841-47. By 1852 he had risen to supervise construction of the Central Woolen Mill, which he and Israel Southwick leased 1859-61. In 1864 he purchased the Rivulet Mill, which he owned, generally in partnership with others, until his death in 1887.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2007-01-23). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service. 
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for Richard Sayles House". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2015-09-30.