About E. A. Durgin House
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The E. A. Durgin House is a historic house at 113 Summer Street in Stoneham, Massachusetts. The two-story wood-frame Second Empire style house was built c. 1870 for E. A. Durgin, a local shoe dealer, and is one of Stoneham's most elaborately styled 19th century houses. Its main feature is a square tower with a steeply pitched gable roof that stands over the entrance. The gable of the tower is clad in scallped wood shingles, and includes a small window that is topped by its own gable. The house has a typical mansard roof, although the original slate has been replaced with asphalt shingling, with a cornice that is decorated with dentil molding and studded by paired brackets.