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4. Nathaniel Stevens House, c. 1870 – 38 High Street
Greek Revival Style, with Italianate influences
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This building is a two-and-a-half-story frame residence with three-bay façade, wood corner boards, wide frieze, front-facing and partially-pedimented gable roof, central red-brick masonry chimney, and full-width front porch. There is a two-story ell with one-story wrap-around porch and flat roof on the south (side) elevation, and a one-story rear ell with pitched roof. Fenestration throughout primarily consists of two-over-two double-hung sash with simple frame surrounds, however there are floor-to-ceiling two-over-four double-hung sash on the first story of the south ell. There is a double-arched window in the front-facing gable. Both the front and side porches have scroll-cut balusters, Doric supports, wide friezes, and flat roofs. The building is sheathed in
horizontal board siding.

This house is architecturally significant as a well-preserved example of a Greek Revival style residence with Italianate influences. Its Greek Revival details include the temple form created by the partially pedimented front-facing gable, wide frieze, largely symmetrical façade, and fullwidth porch. The double-arched window in the front-facing gable and arched windows in the ells were details commonly found in the Italianate style, however, as the two forms enjoyed concurrent popularity during the 1840s, 1850s, and 1860s, it is not uncommon to see some blending of the styles during this period. Built c. 1870, the home is present on the site on maps from 1874 and 1881, and on the former is listed as the property of Nathaniel Stevens. The 1870 census records list Stevens as a 35-year old steamboat pilot. By 1880, the census simply lists Stevens as a seaman.