Created By: New Bedford Preservation Society
118 Arnold Street, Simeon Rice House, 1820 Cape Cottage Style
Simeon Rice was born in New Bedford January 18, 1805. He and his spouse Hannah were married and were the parents of three children: Elvira, Pricilla and Adoniram. The Rice Family lived in the home and ran a bakery adjacent to the property. Later, the son Adoniram married Katie B. Warren and continued the bakery business. His sister, Elvira, owned the home until 1883.
The Rice House is a 1 ½-story Cape Cottage Style with clapboard siding on the front façade, and there is a wood shingle exterior on the sides. Above the center entrance a large gable has been added after the house was built. There are simple details on the cornice, windows and the entablature; a cornice-topped entablature accentuates the front door. Arched molding is decorated over the second story window beneath the front-facing gable.
This point of interest is part of the tour: New Bedford Pathways: Tour #1 New Bedford, More Than Colonials