Located at 212 Commonwealth Avenue, this Queen Anne Style house was built for Edwin L. Evans in 1895. It was designed by the architectural firm of Frank E Field. Mr. Evans inherited the Evans Button Manufacturing Company from his father who purchased the Robinson Company.
The home possesses many of the characteristics of the Queen Anne Style with an asymmetrical floor plan and exterior, while the influence of the Colonial Revival Style is seen in the more organized window arrangements and simplified window styles. The exterior detailing is reduced and classical detail elements are more prevalent.
The Edwin L. Evans House is part of the Commonwealth Avenue Historic District. The District was added to the National Register of Historic Places in 2003.