Our house is called the “Big Red House”. Funny, all of our houses were red. We don’t even like red! Our house is famous too!
This house was built ca. 1910 and is known as the “E. H. Barker
House” in Lowell Massachusetts: Historical Building Surveys It has been
accepted for inclusion in the Lowell Cultural Resources Inventory in
1980 in a paper by Shepley Bulfinch Richardson and Abbott, “Mt. Hope
Street, 9 – E. H. Barker House” (1980). Lowell Cultural Resources
731. Lowell: National Park Service.
This early twentieth century vernacular residence owes its jutting roof and horizontal lines to the prairie houses of Frank Lloyd Wright. Otherwise a simple shingled house, it is approached by two magnificient sets of pink granite steps with early twentieth century ironwork railings.