Historic Watertown: Tyler Bigelow House
Riverside Street – Built in 1806 on Riverside Street and designated as a Watertown Landmark in 2011, the Tyler Bigelow House is yet another piece of this community’s storied history. The house was purchased by Tyler Bigelow, a prominent lawyer and leading citizen in the Watertown community in the early part of the 19th century. His son, George Tyler Bigelow, grew up in the house and went on to become the one of the first Chief Justices of the United States Supreme Court.
Photo courtesy The Watertown Free Public Library
Many of the house’s 19th century features remain intact, including eight fireplaces and unique woodwork. The home is now owned and occupied by Mark and Ernesta Kraczkiewicz, who moved into the house in 1978. WCA-TV visited Mark and Ernesta at their home to learn a little more about the Tyler Bigelow House, including its history and architectural features.
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Produced by Andrea Santopietro, Outreach Coordinator
Dan Hogan, News Producer