History of Two Off Vine Street

2 Off Vine Street

Historic or Common Name: [None]

Construction: 1924-1941

Description: 1-story bungalow; Craftsman; Galble-frontCraftsman garage 1950s C[ontributing]

Notes: Built to rear of 73 Main lot

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 134

2 Off Vine Street

Residential Bungalows

In the early decades of the twentieth century, house plans and styles were in a transitional phase. This produced some houses that blend traditional and new ideas about plan and style. The housing reform ideas ultimately led to several new house forms, the result of the movement to simplify and rationalize the home and housekeeping. Comparatively few examples of these transitional house forms and styles are present in the historic district as the lots were largely developed by this period and there was comparatively little replacement of older houses with new ones. One new form that was built in a small number of cases within the historic district was the bungalow. This type was typically a single story or single story with a low dormer-lit attic story; a broad porch, often formed as an extension of the roofline, often dominates the fa├žade. Commonly the plan was deep and linear featuring three tiers of rooms from front to back to accommodate the living room, dining room, kitchen and one or two bedrooms on the first story. Period details in the Craftsman style might include exposed rafter feet, deep eaves, shingle cladding, fieldstone foundation and exterior chimneys, and banks of windows, often 1/1 sash. Five examples of bungalows are present in the historic district.

Other examples of bungalows in the historic district include a pair located off Vine Street, well hidden by vegetation and thus not visible from the road and only one could be partially photographed (off Vine Street, Photo 267).

SOURCE: Driemeyer, Laura; Laprey, Kari; Monroe, Lynn; and Hill, Teresa. New Hampshire Division of Historical Resources, Area Form, Peterborough Downtown Historic District, June 2010, pages 63-64