Building Address: 40 Gillette Avenue

Section / Block / Lot:

Surveyor’s Name: Jackie Peu-Duvallon
Survey Date:  May 2004

Building Type: House

Owner’s Name:

Building Name: N/A

Date of Construction: ca. 1840

Architect: N/A

Building Dimensions:

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

Foundation: Stone

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.

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