Built for Henry Lewis in 1913. Design by John Calvin Stevens
Built in the then-popular Dutch Colonial Revival style. The ‘Dutch’ connections in said style are debatable at best but that’s another story.
Henry Lewis was a local stockbroker. He purchased the smallish lot from Alice Lunt in 1913. He hired the most popular architectural firm in the city to give him a comfortable home in the toney West End. Built across Danforth street from, and contemporary to, the Fogg house, it presents a dichotomy of the current trends.
At 2800 square feet, it’s not a large home but it does show the advantage of the gambrel roof in increased 2nd-floor space. The design also shows John Calvin Stevens’s strength in controlling all the disparate sections of the home under one consistent roof mass.
The Lewis family remained in the home until the death of Henry’s widow, Ella in 1965. The property is currently owned by the Waynflete School.