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Dudley-Richardson House

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1838, Samuel W. Dudley, carpenter. 267 Broadway.
  • Dudley-Richardson House

An important surviving example of a type of urban vernacular wooden house once common in the outlying neighborhoods and suburbs of Boston, this two-and-a-half-story dwelling is only one bay deep and stands with a gable roof perpendicular to the street. A long two-story ell for the kitchen, woodshed, and privy project from the rear. One enters the side-hall plan through recessed-panel pilasters that support an entablature with archaeologically correct proportions, repeated in the corner boards and entablature above the second-floor windows. The barest suggestion of a pediment is formed out of cornice moldings in the gable ends. Local carpenter Samuel W. Dudley sold the house in 1840 to Josiah Richardson, a fruit dealer whose shop was located in Market Square.

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Keith N. Morgan
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Keith N. Morgan, "Dudley-Richardson House", [Cambridge, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MA-01-CS3.

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Cover: Buildings of Massachusetts

Buildings of Massachusetts: Metropolitan Boston, Keith N. Morgan, with Richard M. Candee, Naomi Miller, Roger G. Reed, and contributors. Charlottesville: University of Virginia Press, 2009, 292-293.

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