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251 West River Road

251 West River Road
Publication date: 
August 17, 1999.

Address: 251 West River Rd.

Owner: Peter and Nita Hunton

Significance: This interesting south side home was built for Walter Cross in about 1925 and was at one time surrounded by patches of raspberries.
On the home’s garage hangs an old iron triangle which was rung at the house to call berry pickers from the fields. In addition to this home, Cross had built three other cobblestone homes along West River Road. The stones used in the homes’ construction came from the rocky soil surrounding them.
Architecturally, the main floor of the two-storey cottage has been built of small cobblestones, while the upper level is covered in siding. The home has a barn~style Gambrel roof with protruding dormers. Adding interest to the house is a charming porch which shelters the front entry.

Notes: 

Landmarks is a regular feature of the Cambridge Times. Information is supplied through the Cambridge Archives and MHAC, the Municipal Heritage Advisory Committee.
Built about 1925.