Singhi Double House
198-200 Broadway, Rockland, Maine
+44.10477, -69.1177844°06'17" N, 69°07'04" W
Singhi Double House, Knox County, 1891
Date listed: 3/28/2019
Criterion C: Architecture Local Significance
The Singhi Double House, built in 1891, is a good example of a modest, Queen Anne Style double house located in the Knox County town of Rockland, Maine. The two-family dwelling with mirrored elevations and floor plans is a late example of a large number of double houses that were built in Rockland between 1837 and the early twentieth century. By 1912 over 125 double houses were erected in Rockland - almost 10 percent of the city's residential building stock and they ran the gamut from small, vernacular capes to architect designed high-style dwellings with significant square footage. Within this larger context the Singhi Double House represents a subset of double houses built as investments (rentals) for working class residents. The house is of the Queen Anne Style with shingle siding of various patterns above the first story clapboards and a decorative pediment supported by tall brackets under the eaves on each side. The Singhi Double House is significant under Criterion C for embodying the distinctive characteristics of a type, period, or method of construction, in this case that of a double house with a plan and detailing possibly influenced by popular pattern-book authors. The Singhi Double House has changed little over the years and possesses integrity of location, setting, design, materials, workmanship, feeling, and association.
- April 12, 2019: Added by Brian Bartlett