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10. Captain Alexander W. Buell House, c. 1880 – 84 High Street
Italianate Style
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This building is a two-and-a-half-story frame residence with three-bay façade, wood corner boards, detailed frieze, front-facing and partially pedimented gable roof, central red-brick masonry chimney, and two-and-a-half-story cross-gable wing on the south (side) elevation. There is a two-story ell with pitched roof on the west (rear) elevation. Fenestration consists of two-over-two double-hung sash with simple frame surrounds. There are double-arched windows in the gable ends and a one-story five-sided bay window with paired brackets, detailed cornice, and hipped roof on the first story of the cross-gable block. A one story corner porch with chamfered square supports and shed roof is located on the south elevation. A one-story porch with square supports and hipped roof extends over a veranda on the south elevation, towards the rear of the house. The building is sheathed in horizontal board siding.

This house is architecturally significant as a well-preserved example of an Italianate style residence. While the basic plan is similar to Greek Revival homes, the majority of the residence’s architectural details were more common within the Italianate style. These include the bracketed frieze, double-arched windows, and detailed bay window with bracketed cornice and hipped roof. Built c. 1880, the home is present on the site on a map from 1881. By 1930, the Federal Census listed the residence as that of 84-year old Alexander W. Buell, who was unemployed, however, the 1900 census lists Buell as a sea captain.