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Charles Miles House is located in Massachusetts
Charles Miles House
Location in Massachusetts
Charles Miles House is located in the United States
Charles Miles House
Location in the United States
Location 131 Lincoln St., Worcester, Massachusetts
Area less than one acre
Built c. 1850 (1850)
Architectural style Italianate
MPS Worcester MRA
NRHP reference No. 80000527
Added to NRHP March 05, 1980

The Charles Miles House is a historic house at 131 Lincoln Street in Worcester, Massachusetts. Built about 1850, it was one of the city's finest surviving Italianate residences when it was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1980. Many of its exterior features have been lost due to the application of modern siding (see photo).

Description and history

The Charles Miles House is located in Worcester's northeastern Brittan Square neighborhood, on the east side of Lincoln Street (Massachusetts Route 70) at its corner with Forestdale Road. It is a two-story wood frame house, three bays wide, with a hip roof and modern siding. A single-story hip-roofed porch extends across its front facade, with square posts rising to arched openings. The porch roof eave is lined with dentil moulding, a detail repeated in a projecting polygonal window bay on the right side.

When listed on the National Register, the building was described as one of Worcester's finest Italianate residences, with corner quoining, a modillioned cornice, and a widow's walk. Windows were capped by lintels set on consoles. All of these features have since been lost to exterior alteration.

The house was built c. 1850 by Charles Miles, a clerk working the city's treasury department.

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