In the early nineteenth century, these elegant two-story Federal-style houses were the residence and workshop of chair makers Thomas and William Clyde. Built of brick laid in Flemish bond with double chimneys and six-over-six shuttered windows, the houses were constructed in two stages. The three-bay section built around 1800 on the southwest corner of Front and King streets has a large Palladian attic window on the gable end facing the street and two arched service doors surmounted by fanlights. In the 1840s, a twin was attached with an extra bay added to provide a passageway between the buildings for deliveries. Both houses were updated with Italianate bracketed door surrounds in the 1860s.
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Clyde Brothers House and Workshop
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