Created By: New Bedford Preservation Society
The two similar one and a half story houses at 101 and 105 Hillman Street present excellent examples of the widespread Cape Cod style dwelling. At 101 Hillman is the home of housewright Cornelius Burgess, built in 1831. It is likely that he constructed this building himself likely with the assistance of family members. It is a small, three-quarter width house with a tall, thin Federal entry. The rectangular transom light is framed by imposts decorated with triglyphs, a detailed seen in other houses associated with the Burgesses. The lintel is supported by thin pilasters, typical of the delicate proportions of the Federal style.
This point of interest is part of the tour: New Bedford Pathways Tour #5: North Bedford Historic District Tour