A fine early Victorian Italianate villa, nicely set back on a deep lawn on the south side of the pike, the Sayles House was commissioned by a member of the mill-owning family. Fronted by a porch with trellised supports, it is especially remarkable for the way in which the paired windows of the tall ground story seem to merge with those above to create assertive vertical bands of glazing within the compact block. This composition is decisively enframed by a deep cornice with paired bracketing and broad corner treatment.
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H. A. Sayles House
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