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West Boscawen Street Houses

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Mid-late 19th century. 200–300 blocks of W. Boscawen St.
  • Seevers House (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • Seevers House (Photograph by Mark Mones)
  • 302 W. Boscawen (Photograph by Karen Kingsley)

The Seevers House (c. 1854; 230 W. Boscawen), built for local banker George W. Seevers, is a stark example of Italianate featuring a recessed entrance bay with a fanlight beneath a broken pediment. The two-story brick building is topped by a shallow-pitched hipped roof and is highlighted by a wide frieze, brick quoins, tall arched second-floor windows, and pedimented first-floor windows. During the Civil War, the house was used by Union general Nathaniel Banks as his headquarters. At 302 W. Boscawen (1881), the large brick house features a hipped roof with cross gables, segmental-arched windows, and decorative sawn woodwork in the Eastlake fashion.

Writing Credits

Anne Carter Lee

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