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Framingham Road--In the Marlborough Historic Property Survey

Framingham Road--In the Marlborough Historic Property Survey

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Published by Lee Wright
Includes detailed information on the houses and other buildings on Framingham Road in Marlborough that were included in the Marlborough Historic Property Survey.
Includes detailed information on the houses and other buildings on Framingham Road in Marlborough that were included in the Marlborough Historic Property Survey.

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Published by: Lee Wright on May 09, 2008
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FORM B - BUILDING
Assessor's number
USGS Quad
Area(s)
Form Number
Massachusetts Historical Commission
80 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts02116
I93-89-A I IMarlborough I
Sketch Map
Draw a map of the area indicating properties within
it. Number each property for which individual
inventory forms have been completed. Label streets,
including route numbers,if any. Attach a separate
sheetif space is not sufficient here. Indicate north.
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1ecorded by
Anne Forbes
Organization
for Marlboro His! Comm
Date
119/95
,
AE
647
Town
MarIborough
Place(neighborhood or village)
_
Marlborough
Iunction
Address
56 Framingham Road
Michael Burke House
Historic Name
Uses: Present
dweJ1ing
Original
dwe]]jng
Date of Construction
ca1895
Source
maps; visual assessment
Style/Form
Federal Revival
Architect/Builder
unknown
Exterior Material:
Foundation
granite block
WaUffrim
wooddapboa rd
Roof
asphalt shingle
Outbuildings/Secondary Structures
_
former gambrel-roofed
carriage house, now
on adjacent lot
Major Alterations (with dates)
enclosed
porch and wooden fire escape on north end,
a few windmys replaced
Condition
good
Moved[X] no [ ] yes Date __N\u2022...\u2022.\u2022\u2022\u2022.
/A"'-- __
Acreage
Setting
189 acres
On large, open lot with stone wall
along front
A few mature trees
Inresiden-
tial area with many modern houses, a few
19th-centuTV residences
..
BUILDING FORM
ARCHITECTURAL DESCRIPTION
[]see continuation sheet
Describe architectural features. Evaluate the characteristics of this building in terms of other buildings
within the community.

Although at least one source claims that this house was built in 1887, it does not appear on the map of 1889. Its style, in fact, would indicate a construction date in the mid-1890's. It is a massive two- story, three-bay building with a hipped roof. On the facade, a pair of full-height rounded bays flank the center entry. Another semi-circular bay projects from the rear southeast comer. Three tall brick chimneys rise from the roof, which is also pierced by a three-part dormer over the center facade, and a round-headed dormer over each side. Typical of the Federal Revival, the facade is dominated by a Palladian window at the center of the second story, and by a tall, divided-light, round-headed window in the upper part of each facade bay. There is a variety of other windows, including large three-part l-over-l-sash (replacements for at the first story in the bays, and several single l-over-I's. The main entry has a wide paneled door surrounded by oversized leaded sidelights and transom. It is sheltered by an entry porch and balcony with elaborately fumed posts and balustrades, supported on paired Tuscan columns. An open, hip-roofed porch on the south end of the house is also supported on Tuscan columns.

HISTORICAL NARRATIVE [ ]see continuation sheet
Explain history of the building. Explain its associations with local (or state) history. Include uses of the
building, and the role(s) the owners/occupants pla..
ved within the community.

At the end of the nineteenth century, several wealthy Marlborough businessmen built large country estates on the former farmland at Marlborough Junction. Oren P. Walker built a mansion (demolished) on Maple Street opposite the factory he founded to make carriages, and later automobiles, and entrepreneur and leather-dealer Frank Billings built his residence just to the south, at 93 Framingham Road. (See Form #648.)

This house was built for liquor-dealer Michael Burke, whose store was located on Main Street. The son of an Irish immigrant, Michael Burke, Sr., in spite of his profession as a liquor dealer at a time when temperance-minded residents were still closely regulating the sale of alcohol, Michael Burke developed a reputation as a civic-minded citizen. He donated $1,000 for the building of the library, served on the City Hall Building Commission, and gave the city a five-acre playground, complete with benches and a fountain.

After the death of Mr. Burke and his wife, Florence, his nephew,Carroll Daly (Daley) became the
owner of the house.
BIBLIOGRAPHY and/or REFERENCES []see continuation sheet
Maps and atlases: 1900.
Bigelow, Ella. Historical Reminiscences of Marlborough, Mass. 1910.
Marlborough Directories.
The Marlborough Enterplise.1O/31n7.
Marlborough Historical Society: Moineau Photo Collection
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Recommended for listing in the National Register of Historic Places.If checked, a completed
National Register Criteria Statement form is attached.
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FORM B - BUILDING
Assessor's number
USGS Quad
Area(s)
Form Number
IIMarlborough I
Massachusetts Historical Commission
80 Boylston Street
Boston, Massachusetts02116
AE
648
Marlborough
lace(neighborhood or village)
_
Marlborough Junction
93Framingham Road
Frank Billings House
Present
c1we1ljng
Original
dweJ]jng
Date of Construction __.....\u2022.
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Marlborough Enterprise
Queen Anne/Colonial Revival
.~y .
.
,
.,
unknown
Exterior Material:
Sketch Map
Draw a map of the area indicating properties within
it.Number each property for which individual
inventory forms have been completed. Label streets,
including route numbers,if any. Attach a separate
sheet if space is not sufficient here. Indicate north.
Foundation
DIbble
Wanrrrim
synthetic siding
Roof
asphalt shingle
Outbuildings/Secondary Structures
_
none
Major Alterations (with dates) some IDmor
changes to pottjes and windows
Condition
fair
Moved [X]no [1yes Date __N_ I_ A
_
Acreage
49 acres
" ecordedby
Anoe Forbes
Setting
Onlarge lot with wide, open front
Organization
Date
7/9/95
yard; mature trees jn front of house along cir-
cular drive. Residential area with many
modem houses, afew 19th-C residences
for Marlboro His! Camm

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