Ibrahim Morrison House // 1887

This elegant 2 ½-story Queen Anne home was built for Ibrahim Morrison in 1887. Morrison was one of three brothers who in partnership with their father Alva operated the Morrison Brothers mill nearby at the corner of Elm and Middle streets, along the Monatiquot River. Over more than half a century the mill, established by Alva Morrison, manufactured a variety of textiles including hosiery and underwear including “gents Fashioned underwear” until its ceased operations in 1899. The large Victorian-era home is setback from the street and the front yard was infilled with housing lots after WWII, almost entirely obscuring the home from the street. The home features irregular massing, a corner tower, and textured cladding of clapboards and shingles. The shingled upper stories are decorated with alternating banks of fish scales. The home appears to have since been converted to a multi-family dwelling.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s