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No. 6532: 2 Woodworth Street
Postcard #6532

No. 2 Woodworth Street, built in 1847 is known at the Thomas F. Temple House. The building sustained a fire in March 2007.

 In an article published in the Dorchester Community News in 2002, Anthony Sammarco showed an 1849 lithograph of the streetscape. Edward King, president of the Neponset Wharf Company, commissioned Luther Briggs, Jr., in 1845 to survey and lay out new streets in Port Norfolk, formerly known as Pine Neck. The architect Charles Austin Wood owned 2 Woodworth Street in the mid 19th century.

Someone, possibly later owner Thomas French Temple, altered the house from its Greek Revival style to a sort of 2nd Empire Mansard roof design by adding an extra floor and by enlarging the little ell on the left side of the building. Add a few window bays and a turret -- presto the house becomes the height of fashion in the later part of the 19th century.
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Created: August 30, 2007   Modified: August 30, 2007