Building Address: 74 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. 1850
No. of Floors: 2
Decorative Features: Shutters, window and door molding, frieze, pilasters, portico
Siding Material(s): Wood shingle
Roof Style: Eave front gable end
Roofing Material(s): Wood shingle
Window Style(s): 6/6 double hung originals, 6/6 double hung new
No. of Entrances and Placement: One front door on the west façade.
Chimneys and Placement: One interior brick chimney
Condition: Very Good
Architectural Integrity: Moderate; the house appears unaltered but a new wing has been added to it.
Architectural Style: Greek Revival
The southern portion of this house is in the Greek Revival style and likely dates from the early 19th century. The other half of the house is a sensitive addition, likely dating from within the last ten to fifteen years.
The oldest part of the house stands two stories high and is 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 wood shingle. The roof is of wood shakes or shingles. Decorative elements include a wide plain frieze with narrow windows set into just below the eaves. Pilasters feature as corner boards. The front door is located at the left corner of the west façade and is sheltered by a portico comprised of a pediment-like gable projection, entablature, and columns. The windows throughout the house appear to be original. The windows are six-over-six double hung and they are flanked by dark shutters. In interior brick chimney is located off-center and rises through the ridge.