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William M. Andrews House, 22 Hussey Street, Nantucket, Nantucket County, MA



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Location
22 Hussey Street, Nantucket, MA

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS MA-1308
Unprocessed field note material exists for this structure (N716).
Building/structure dates: 1836 initial construction
Significance: The house at Twenty-Two Hussey Street was the first residence on the island of Nantucket to be designed and constructed by William M. Andrews, and early carpenter and house wright. Finished in 1836, the building is noteworthy because it is a rare example of early speculative housing on the island. The structure is a typical nineteenth century Nantucket house which shows the influence of the emerging Greek Revival style. A pediment is visually supported by engaged pilasters at the corners of the north facade. Greek Revival detailing is evident in the facade, as well as in the details and moldings of the interior. The most unique feature of the house is a large triangular window which is mounted in the pediment. The window has an inscribed circular element and the overall effect can be described as a great spider's web.

Subjects
Houses
Domestic Life
Real Estate Development


Related Names
Andrews, William M.
Blashfield, Steve, Delineator
Cowden, Dona, Delineator
Holman, Leah, Delineator
Lefton, David, Delineator
Lindsay, Cheryl, Delineator
Sadlon, John, Delineator
Sarmiento, Claudia, Delineator
Torchia, Christain, Delineator


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

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