Created By: New Bedford Preservation Society
This house was also designed by Samuel C. Hunt for Martin and Annie Bartley. Martin Bartley was a partner in the real estate firm of Bartley and Meaney. The block where the house was built was the original sight of the John Avery parker House. The Bartley house an excellent example of Neo-Georgian style in this vicinity. The balustraded porch, Palladian window on the second level, and detailed dormers above give it a complexity of design. The building has one chimney, which rises from the north half of the roof line. Normally Georgian design would demand another chimney on the south to balance it, but the modern heating system of the house required only one. In his blueprints Hunt provided a wooden false chimney, now removed, to provide the appropriate balance.
This point of interest is part of the tour: New Bedford Pathways Tour #5: North Bedford Historic District Tour