This is another of Bristol's grandest Queen Anne houses. A lavishly decorated combination of massings, this house is characterized by a variety of forms and textures. Staggered butt shingle, clapboard, matchboard, and saw tooth edged vertical shingle bands. The major gable has an elaborate gable screen punctuated with triangle, circles and supported by long C brackets; it frames a decorative "keyhole" shaped window (see also # ??). An elaborate polygonal turret has fluted style window frames; Queen Anne stained glass window sash; denticulated sills and cornice, shingled bans and a finial topped slate clad spire. The flowing porches, with shaped rafter ends and valance, turned posts, square notched balusters, lattice skirt. Central eaves side (yes side) entry with large paned door on main 18' by 32' section. 1/1 windows have cornice moldings. Slate roof, stuccoed brick chimneys. Ellsand wing. South entry has a large hood with notched brackets and sawn single circle motif. Wing has recessed Greek Revival porch with heavy square column, 2/2 sash.
A 1 1/2 story Greek Revival house, similar to #75, The owners, Patricia and Kevin Hanson, have an 1890 photograph as well as a turn of the century photograph of the house. The original plan of the post and beam house is unchanged: a gable front section has flanking ells and a rear wing. The entry location is the same. Only a tower has been added. According to Mr. Hanson the tower was framed after the 1894 renovation; he has been told the work was done by a local carpenter who specialized in towers and may have done those on #93 and # ??. The frame walls of the 1894 top story and 1/2 were back plastered before interior lath and plaster were applied. Vernacular Eastlake style moldings are preserved on the interior, as are many round cornered walls. The later photograph shows decorative wooden shingles on the roof although the roof was framed to support the slate shingles it now bears. the photograph shows a polychrome paint scheme. In many sections the original paint layer is a reddish rust. Good condition.
Notes on the barn - This was built as a coachman's quarters and horse barn for the Norton-Liberty house (#94). Plain 2 1/2 story and clapboarded with double hung sashes and sliding matchboard doors. Flat roofed barn with 3 parapet walls, boxed cornice and wide freeze. 28' x 32'. The barn has been shortened by 20':the west wall has wider clapboards and a blocked central entry. The poured concrete foundation of the missing section remains. Concrete and fieldstone foundation built into a bank. Built up asphalt roof. Chimney. Frame construction. Poor Condition.
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