This nicely detailed wood-frame bungalow with a matching, detached one-car garage is representative of a half-dozen bungalows built on the hillside streets of Bristol village during its waning prosperity as a lumber and milling center early in the twentieth century. This one is notable for its flared hipped roof, double-lap shingles, and the deep porch that wraps the front and east side. Billings, a contractor from neighboring Middlebury, built the house for salesman William Holmes, most likely using catalogue plans and locally milled wood products. Decorative highlights include a stained glass stair window and two interior brick fireplace chimneys. For its size, Bristol has a great variety of modest Queen Anne and Colonial Revival houses and some of the most individualized bungalows in the state.
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