Two Family House

Unknown
Watertown, Mass.

Year Built: 1887
Year Demolished: Unknown

Charles Brigham designed a two-family house in Watertown that was built in 1887. It is unclear who the owner was or the location of the house.

An article indicated that Brigham’s friend Thomas Gavin was the builder and it may be that the house was on his property. Property tax records reveal that Gavin did have a house built on his property, however, it is noted to be “unfinished” in 1887. Nonetheless, if this is the house, it was located at 90-92 North Beacon Street and demolished in 1962 to make way for the Towne Inn Motel.

The article reads:

“Mr. Thomas Gavin has just finished one of the best double houses ever built in Watertown. the architect was Mr. Chas. Brigham, who gave it his personal supervision and the result is a very convenient and well-built house. One half is to let by S.S. Gleason, real estate agent at a reasonable price.”


References

• Watertown Enterprise, August 25, 1887, p. 1.

• Property Tax records, Town of Watertown, 1886, 1887 and 1888.

• 1898 O.H. Bailey Birds Eye Map


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1898 O.H. Bailey Birds Eye Map

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