73 Hebron Road
Address: 73 Hebron Road
Contemporary Building Name: 73 Hebron Road
Historic Building Name: n/a
Present Use: Residential
Historic Use: Residential
Architectural style: Greek Revival
Date constructed: 1840 (Baber), 1870 (Assessor)
Description: In the three-bay front elevation, the doorway is in the west bay. It is flanked by pilasters which support an entablature. Windows are 6-over-6. Corner pilasters run up to a frieze which surrounds the house. The gable end is treated as a pediment, covered with flush boarding and with a central horizontal rectangular window. The raking cornices of the pediment have parallel friezes. The one-story wing to the west is set behind a shed-roofed front porch which has slender square posts joined to the eaves with sawn brackets. Steps of large stone blocks rise from the highway to the porch entry, indicating that the porch and wing are old, probably dating from the 19th century.
Significance: The house at 73 Hebron Road is significant because it is a good example of the Greek Revival style, exhibiting the basic temple-form gable-end shape and the simple, strong proportions associated with the style. In addition, many individual features are characteristic of the Greek Revival style, including doorway and corner pilasters, 6-over-6 windows, and tympanum with friezes, flush boarding, and rectangular window. The apparent age of the wing supports the overall integrity of the resource.
Sources: Baber, David. Capitol Region Council of Governments Historic Resource Survey of Marlborough, 1978.
Ransom, David. Historical and Architectural Resources Survey, Town of Marlborough, Connecticut. April 1998.