James R. Bancroft House // 1924

At the very end of Windsor Road in Waban Village, Newton, you will find this large, stuccoed Tudor home. The property was one of the last developed on the street and was designed by Newton-based architect William J. Freethy. The first owner of the house was James R. Bancroft, a nationally known economist who taught at Boston University and for years served as President of the American Institute of Finance. The Bancroft House is a refined example of the Tudor Revival style with stucco siding without half-timbering or other masonry detailing which is seen in so many other examples nearby.

2 thoughts on “James R. Bancroft House // 1924

  1. Heli Meltsner August 2, 2022 / 12:32 pm

    With its cat-slide roofline, expanse of stucco and asymmetry the Arts and Crafts influence is very strong here as well.

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    • Buildings of New England August 2, 2022 / 12:38 pm

      Very true! Have you explored Waban yet? It’s one of the best neighborhoods I’ve seen in Massachusetts for early 20th century houses. So underrated. Many not surveyed in Macris either.


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