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374 Baird Rd

Date of Construction: ca. 1885
Original Architect: Benjamin Linfoot (probably)
Original Owner: Edgar W. & Anna W. Baird
Description of the Resource: This house is comprised of outbuildings that were part of Bardwold, the estate of Mr. and Mrs. Edgar W. Baird. The original Bardwold house, which has been demolished, was designed by architect Benjamin Linfoot in 1885, and the outbuildings of the estate appear in contemporary atlases and may have been constructed by Linfoot c.1881-1887 as well. The greenhouse and attached accessory buildngs were converted into this stone and brick house for L. R. Zollinger between 1908 and 1913. Zollinger’s house was called “Dindorff” and included an attached carriage house, which is now a separate residence (See also 364 Baird Road, 529 Heath Road). The house has several typical Tudor Revial characteristics such as multiple gables, use of multiple materials (brick, stone, wood, and stucco with a slate roof), overlapping gables, cast stone trim, diamond pane windows, and half-timbering. In 1937, the house was altered; fourth gable-front section was constructed, and the windows of the first and second gable-front sections with entrance were replaced. (Lori: original descriptions from inventory say original owner is Matthew Baird, but PAB and atlases say Mr. Edgar W. Baird and Mrs. Anna W. Baird so I’m not sure where Matthew came from) (10/2012) See 364 Baird Road.
Class: 2
Street Classification: Minor
Name of Local Historic District: Not in a local district
Name of National Historic District: Not applicable
Reviewed By: Historical Commission
Inventory Index Number: MS042

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