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3. Miles Buell House, c. 1795 – 23 High Street
Cape Cod Cottage
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This building is a one-story frame residence with square-cut stone foundation laid in regular course, five-bay façade, centered entry, wood corner boards and plain frieze, side-gabled roof, and central red-brick masonry chimney. There is a small one-story cross-gable ell on the east (rear) elevation. Fenestration primarily consists of twelve-over-twelve double-hung sash, however, in the gable end there is a single
window with twelve-over-nine double-hung sash flanked by two small rectangular casement windows. All of the fenestration has simple frame surrounds and the double-hung sash has flat frame lintels. The entry has a frame surround with a pair of square Doric pilasters and a multi-pane sidelight on each side of the paneled door. The surround has a wide frieze and narrow cornice. The building is sheathed in horizontal board siding.

The Miles Buell house is architecturally significant as a well-preserved example of a Cape Cod Cottage-style residence. The composition of the windows in the gable end are particularly notable as they are of an arrangement seen in a number of Cape Cod Cottage style homes found locally. Built by Miles Buell c. 1795, the home is present on the site on maps from 1859 and 1874, and on the latter is listed as the property of John Burrows. The 1870 census records list the 47-year old Burrows as a ship carpenter. By 1930, the Federal Census lists the residence as that of Howard S. Stevens, a 23-year old mechanical engineer.