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James P. Flint House

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1845, Jesse Haycock, housewright. 64 Centre St.
  • James P. Flint House

A small rectangular structure only one-and-a-half stories high, this house features an Ionic porch and the gable end facing the street, forming a geometric composition that suggests influences of the English Regency on the Greek Revival style. Jesse Haycock may have been the designer, but little is known about him; he died in Sacramento, California, in 1850. The first long-standing owner, James P. Flint, acquired the property with his wife, Ann, in 1848. A Boston merchant, Flint joined other Boston businessmen in erecting homes in the suburbs, his cottage occupying an elevated site with a view toward the city.

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Author: 
Keith N. Morgan
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Keith N. Morgan, "James P. Flint House", [Boston, Massachusetts], SAH Archipedia, eds. Gabrielle Esperdy and Karen Kingsley, Charlottesville: UVaP, 2012—, http://sah-archipedia.org/buildings/MA-01-RX12.

Print Source

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, 246-246.

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