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Historic Buildings of Bristol: Herbert J. Mills House

Photo (c) Historic Buildings of Connecticut

Photo (c) Historic Buildings of Connecticut

The house built in 1899, on Summer Street in Bristol for Herbert J. Mills, is an example of how a historic home can suffer from later unsympathetic alterations.

Mills, who was the president of the H.J. Mills Box Shop company, lived in a Queen Anne-style house that still stands.

With the exception of the decoration of the front entry porch, the rest of the exterior has lost most of its original stick style decoration and roof brackets.

The integrity of the house’s tower has also been compromised by an addition on the north side of the building.

Content provided by Historic Buildings of Connecticut

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