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Henry Davis House (Seamans-Davis House)

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Seamans-Davis House
c. 1865. 39 Old Danielson Pk. (pole 39)

This mixed Greek Revival–Italianate early Victorian house with its gable end to the road behind a picket fence has a long, porch-fronted ell added to one side. The pediment treatment of the gable, the corner pilasters, and the piers of the ell porch are Greek Revival. But these are overlaid with such Italianate details as the round-headed window in the gable peak and flat hood roof installed atop a standard Greek Revival entrance with pilaster and broad entablature with dentil cornice and scroll-cut ornamental brackets. Henry Davis and a succession of other owners ran a store (now a residence) in the clapboard Greek Revival building immediately adjacent to his house (1843) and hard by the road. It also served as the post office and was once fronted by the first gasoline pumps in the village.

Writing Credits

William H. Jordy et al.

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