Historic Resource Inventory

Lakes Region Planning Commission - Bristol, New Hampshire

Whipple House

Created on May 10, 2011 at 7:30 pm by Sandra Heaney
Last updated on May 15, 2011 at 12:38 pm by Clay Dingman.

Basic Data
Town
Bristol
County
Grafton
UTM
USGS Quad
Bristol
Survey Number
18
Date
1904
Location
75 Summer Street
Owner
Sandra Heaney and Clay Dingman
Address
75 Summer Street, Bristol, NH 03222
Map and Parcel Number
114-051
Common Name
Henry Whipple House B&B
Historic Name
Whipple House
Functional Type
House
Present Use
Bed and breakfast
Architect/Builder
J.E. Randlett, Concord
Condition
excellent
Integrity
original site
Date Moved
Major Alterations and Date
Level/Significance
Source
Majorie Field, R. Musgrove
Style
Queen Anne
Boundary and Acreage Description
Bounded on north by Winter Street on south by Summer Street, on west by Thomas and Mary Babcock, on east by the Town of Bristol and Robert Hill — 28,000 sq. ft.
Comments
Well-preserved interior woodwork and fireplaces.
Surveyor
David Ruell
Surveyed On
1982
Photographer
Photo

Map

A. Architectural Description
Architecture Style
Queen Anne
Building Type
House
Number of Stories
2.5
Dimensions
34 x 38
Bays
Irreg.
Architecture Form
Asymmetrical
Foundation
Cut granite block
Structure Type
Balloon frame
Wall Sheathing
Clapboards
Wall Ornamentation
Corner boards
Roof Type
Hip with cross gable
Roof Sheathing
Synthetic slate
Dormers/Cupolas
2 hip roof S&E/1 shed N
Roof Details
Widow’s walk at peak of room
Number of Chimneys
3
Chimneys Location
Interior slope
Chimney Materials
Brick
Chimneys Description
Tall and plain
Gable End Eaves Treatment
Box cornice with frieze
Windows Placement
Irregular
Windows Shape
Rectangular
Windows Sash
1/1
Windows Surrounds
Usually a simple moulded lintel, some with further ornament - fans & panels
Main Entry Location
Center S
Main Entry Door
Wood w/large oval widow
Main Entry Surround: Flanked
1/2 sidelights (stained glass)
Main Entry Surround: Topped
Entablature
Main Entry Framed
Number of other entries
1
Location of other entries
East (on porch)
Surrounds of other entries
Plain side trim. moulded lintel
Number of Porches/Hoods
2
Style/Roof Type
Veranda/modern open deck
Location of Porches/Hoods
S & E sides/W
Porches/Hoods Supports
Columns/wooden posts
Porches/Hoods: Other Features
S7E railing, base of lattice work and wood panels
Number of Bay Windows/Towers
Bay Windows/Towers Location
W/SE cnr
Bay Windows/Towers Stories
2
Bay Windows/Towers Shape
3 sided/octagonal
Bay Windows/Towers Description
Paneled below 1st story & above 2nd story, shingled between, octagonal roof
Number of Ells/Wings
1
Stories (from map)
Bays
Ells/Wings Description
Gable roofed, clapboard ell with entry porch on east
Storefronts Configuration
Storefronts Windows
Storefronts Doors
Storefronts Signage
Storefronts Materials/Details
B. Site Description/Surrounding Environment
Number of related structures
2
Type of related structures
Barn & garage/wood drying shed
Description of related structures
Hip roof with central ventilator, clapboarded/shed roof, lattice work walls
Built Landscape Features
Natural Landscape Features
Ornamental trees
C. Significance
Architectural Importance/Integrity
An interesting late Queen Anne style house showing in some elements the influence of the Colonial Revival
Site Integrity
Contributes to historic character of street.
Historic Associations
Built for Henry Chandler Whipple, President of local Dodge-Davis Woolen Mills. Remained in family until 1961.
D. References
References
Bristol Enterprise, July 18, 1904. Conversation - Marjorie Field
Map Data