The Jerathmel Bowers mansion

The Jerathmel Bowers mansion was located on the corner of South and Main Streets in the Somerset Village area. Completed in 1765, it was one of the most luxurious homes in colonial New England. Its owner, more than any other individual, was responsible for Somerset incorporating as a town separate from Swansea in 1790. The home was in a state of disrepair by the early 20th century, but the interiors of two rooms were removed by experts at the Winterthur Museum in Delaware and can be seen there today. The house was destroyed by fire in 1956.

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Friends of Somerset Historic Preservation

(FOSHP) is an organization of Somerset

residents whose interest is the preservation of our historic structures and landmarks.

Our goal is to identify, commemorate, and preserve our local treasures,not only for today's residents but for future generations of townspeople as well.


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132 Brook Street
Somerset, MA 02726

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