Building Address: 40 Gillette Avenue
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Surveyor’s Name: Jackie Peu-Duvallon
Survey Date: May 2004
Building Type: House
Building Name: N/A
Date of Construction: ca. 1840
No. of Floors: 1.5
Decorative Features: Shutters, door molding, frieze, dentil molding
Siding Material(s): Wood shingle
Roof Style: Eave front gable end
Roofing Material(s): Wood shingle
Window Style(s): 8/8 double hung originals
No. of Entrances and Placement: One front door on the west façade.
Chimneys and Placement: One interior brick chimney
Condition: Very Good
Architectural Integrity: High; the house appears unaltered.
Architectural Style: Greek Revival
This house is a unique example of Greek Revival architecture in its neighborhood. One and a half stories high and three bays wide, its horizontal massing, symmetrical shape, and neo-classical elements are typical of the Greek Revival style. The house is of frame construction and clad in white painted wood shingle. The roof is of wood shakes or shingles. Decorative elements include a dentil molding and wide plain frieze with narrow windows set into just below the eaves. The front door is centrally placed on the west façade and is framed by pilasters and an entablature. The windows throughout the house appear to be original. The windows are eight-over-eight double hung and they are flanked by green shutters. In interior brick chimney is located at the center of the house and rises through the ridge.