Historic Harrisville

P.O. Box 79
Harrisville, NH 03450


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April 21, 2018
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Milan Walter Harris House, 1852

walterharrisThis Carpenter Gothic style, third-generation Harris house, is located some distance downstream from earlier family houses and represents what architectural historian William Pierson calls the “strange and amusing form” by which romanticism made its first incursions into the established classical tradition at Harrisville. Victorian styles of any kind were not widely adopted in this pragmatic community, and this is the most conspicuous. Four different styles of bargeboard trim the eaves of the house and barn, the most elaborate—on the raking eaves of the façade—having small acorn-shaped cutouts. The façade also has a side front entry with transom and full sidelights, and two tall windows, all covered with hooded moldings. A bracketed bay window and recessed side entrance on the south side add to the asymmetrical design. Privately owned.

Milan Walter Harris House