199-201 Sargeant Street
This two-family home was built in 1898 by the same developer who built 235-237 Sargeant Street. The house had been condemned and remained vacant for several years before NINA restored it.
This house is a two and one-half story Colonial Revival home built in 1899 by Rollo Shailer, and it exemplifies the type of homes found in Asylum Hill. It combines a symmetrical facade and a square plan. Its two-story facade is clad in shingles and crowned by a hipped roof with a flat deck on top. Six dormers embellish the roof and provide light for the third floor. A one-story front porch is supported by four classical columns. Other decorative elements include fluted molding at the corners of the building and dentils beneath the eaves which are repeated in each of the roof dormers.
It is one of at least two homes developed by Shailer on Sargeant Street that we know of, the other being 235-237 Sargeant Street, a NINA home we completed in 2010. This house was last operated as rental investment property by an absentee owner from New York City, which is a charitable way of saying it wasn't subdivided but was probably used as a multi-unit boarding house.