House at 491 Prospect Street

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House at 491 Prospect Street
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House at 491 Prospect Street is located in Massachusetts
House at 491 Prospect Street
House at 491 Prospect Street is located in the US
House at 491 Prospect Street
LocationMethuen, Massachusetts
Coordinates42°43′39″N 71°9′33″W / 42.72750°N 71.15917°W / 42.72750; -71.15917Coordinates: 42°43′39″N 71°9′33″W / 42.72750°N 71.15917°W / 42.72750; -71.15917
Architectural styleShingle Style
MPSMethuen MRA
NRHP reference #84002396[1]
Added to NRHPJanuary 20, 1984

The House at 491 Prospect Street in Methuen, Massachusetts is locally significant as an excellent example of a Shingle Style house of the type built for well-to-do businessmen in Methuen and Lawrence around the turn of the 20th century. The three story wood frame building was built c. 1900. One of its principal decorative features at the time of its listing on the National Register of Historic Places in 1984[1] was a Palladian window in the gable, around which square-cut shingles had been arranged in a keystone motif.[2] This detail has since been lost due the application of new siding.

Other details of note include curved exterior corners, a window recessed in a bay with curved walls, and small decorative rectangular and oval windows. The property also includes a period carriage house.[2]

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  1. ^ a b National Park Service (2008-04-15). "National Register Information System". National Register of Historic Places. National Park Service.
  2. ^ a b "NRHP nomination for House at 491 Prospect Street". Commonwealth of Massachusetts. Retrieved 2014-01-07.