Borden Spaces and Places,  Fairhaven

The Brownell House Today


Just a little over a year between the two photos above reveal big changes at the Fairhaven Green Street house where Emma Borden stayed with the Brownells the days before the murders in Fall River.  A sort of patio fenced in with white railings is now in place where the former kitchen addition came off the back of the house.  Gone are the creeping briars and trumpet vine, sagging back porch and decaying front stairs.  The siding is a bit of a disappointment for purists who love Victorian houses, but the structure has managed to come into the decade keeping some of its early charm for future generations to inherit.

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