Perkins House

Perkins House - Across from Peter's Hill Road

History and Style:

This house was built before 1800 by the Perkins family. It is a typical Loyalist design with a symmetrical Georgian façade. Unique to this house, however, is the fact that the first-floor is built of random fieldstone and the second floor of wood. Keeping with the modesty of Georgian style, there is very little exterior trim except for the segmented brick arches over the first floor door and windows. The two dormer windows were added to the house in the 1970s. The interior of the house is also humbly decorated except for one room on the second floor which is very elegantly trimmed. This room was used for meetings of the Masonic Lodge in the house’s early history. The second floor is reputed to have burned twice and been rebuilt.

*Photos by Jacqueline Clydesdale