Map of Stops on Walking Tour (Click on map to see where you are)
STOP #5. 20 Hancock St. Mansard Roof
Built in the 1840s, this Italianate and Greek Revival home has a distinctive mansard roof. This style was named for the French Architect Francois Mansart, 1598 to 1666, who popularized this design.
The four-sided gambrel-style hip roof has two slopes on each of its sides with the lower slope punctured by dormer windows. The columns on the front porch, are in the Greek Ionic style.
Notice how the first floor windows are taller than those on the second floor.
As you walk passed the houses at 22, 24, 30 and 40 Hancock Street, see if you can now identify some of the architectural features. David A. Tuttle built them all in the mid 1800s. He listed the houses as being built “for myself” but in actuality he was a serial developer, which was unusual for the time.