History of Eighteen Vine - Rectory Office

18 Vine Street

Historic or Common Name: St. Peter’s Rectory

Construction: 1918-1919

Description: 21/2-story hip block, Colonial Revival, replacement siding & windows; Garage 1960s N[on] C[ontributing]

Notes: renovated ca. 1946; original garage replaced with 2-car gargage and workshop in the 1960s (PHS 1996 I:406).

Contributing/Non Contributing: C[ontributing]: C[ontributing]

SOURCE: Driemeyer, Laura; Laprey, Kari; Monroe, Lynn; and Hill, Teresa. New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, Area Form, Peterborough Downtown Historic District, June 2010, page 133

18 Vine Street

Modern Colonial Houses: Cape Cod, Dutch Colonial, Colonial 

Similar in size and layout to the center-entry Dutch Colonial but distinguished primarily by a five bay, center entry main block under a gable roof is the Colonial house. Beginning in the late nineteenth century and continuing into the early decades of the twentieth the historic double-house form with a hip roof but in the Colonial Revival style was popularized. While examples are present in Peterborough on the boundaries of the historic district, only one example is present in the district. In 1918-1919 St. Peter’s Catholic Church built a characteristic example of this type as their rectory, located to the south of the church and burying ground (Vine Street, Photo 265). Characteristic features include hip-roofed dormers on the front and rear roof slopes, a paired window above the classically detailed Colonial Revival entry porch, and additional massing elements such as a square bay on the façade and a sun porch (now enclosed).

SOURCE: Driemeyer, Laura; Laprey, Kari; Monroe, Lynn; and Hill, Teresa. New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, Area Form, Peterborough Downtown Historic District, June 2010, page 65