Charles Winslow House // c.1830

Located adjacent to Christ Church on Main Street in Swansea, MA, this Federal style home retains much of its original detailing and material. The home was built around 1830 for Charles Winslow (1807-1845), a shoemaker. Winslow, in his just 38 years of life, buried his first wife Amanda, 22, and two sons who lived less than a year each. Upon his death in 1845, his second wife moved out and the home was bought by Christ Church, likely as a parsonage where it was owned until 1977 and sold to a private owner. The five bay Federal home features a blind fan over the door with modest side lights, both common with the style.

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