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8–10 Fairfield Street

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1879, Sturgis and Brigham.
  • 8-10 Fairfield Street (Peter Vanderwarker or Antonina Smith)

This pair of not quite mirror image houses shares not only a common entrance porch but an unmistakable Queen Anne identity, here quite literally derived from authentic Anglo-Dutch models the monarch herself might have recognized. Typifying the idiom, swags grace the brownstone panels of the curved gable parapets; swan's neck pediments in both wood and stone crown first- and third-floor window groupings; and arched openings, variously round, segmental, and elliptical, add welcome depth to a picturesque but otherwise largely two-dimensional facade. The town houses are now divided into apartments.

Writing Credits

Keith N. Morgan


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Keith N. Morgan, "8–10 Fairfield Street", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—,

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