Atwood-Higgins Historic District

Also known as: Atwood-Higgins House
Boundbrook Island Rd., Wellfleet, Massachusetts

Photos 

SOUTH FRONT

Photo taken for the Historic American Buildings Survey

Map 

Street View 

Description 

This is a fine specimen of a Cape Cod "double house," and Dr. Ernest Allen Connally, HABS Architect and historian, in his survey of Cape Cod houses in the summer of 1959, reported that this was locally considered to be the best example on Cape Cod. He found that the house has been carefully restored and preserved by the owner, who has been on this project, among other things, since 1919. The house is located within the area of the proposed Cape Cod National Sea Shore. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS MA-1087)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on July 30, 1976
Reference number
76000154
NR name
Atwood, Thomas, House
Architectural styles
Colonial; Other architectural type; Cape Cod
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
State
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Single dwelling
Period of significance
1650-1699
Significant year
ca. 1650
Number of properties
Contributing buildings: 1
Contributing sites: 1
Non-contributing buildings: 5

Update Log 

  • January 7, 2017: New Street View added by Brian Bartlett
  • June 2, 2012: Imported photos from HABS/HAER

Sources