| 1850 (1850)|
Greek Revival, Federal
18 September 1987
| 35 Main St., Barnstable, Massachusetts|
Cahoon Museum of American, Craigville Beach - Barnstable, Follins Pond, Wianno Club, John F Kennedy Hyannis
The Capt. Seth Baker Jr. House is a historic house at 35 Main Street in Barnstable, Massachusetts, USA. Built about 1850, it is a late example of transitional Federal-Greek Revival architecture, and a somewhat modest house built for a ship's captain. It was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1987.
Capt. Seth Baker Jr. House Wikipedia
The Captain Seth Baker Jr. House stands in a busy commercial area of the village of Hyannis, on the south side of Main Street between Parkway Place and Bayview Street. It is a 1-1/2 story wood frame structure, with a side gable roof, central chimney, and clapboarded exterior. Its front facade is five bays wide, with a central entrance framed by Federal style slender pilasters, tall frieze, and projecting cornice. Greek Revival features include its slightly lower window placement and the clapboarded exterior. A modern single-story addition extends to the rear.
The house was built about 1850, and its survival in what is now a commercial area is a reminder of the area's early history. It was built Seth Baker, Jr., a deep-sea ship's captain. The house's modest features are a contrast to the more elaborate houses often built by ship's captains in the area, indicating that there was a wide range of economic situations in that profession. The house now houses professional offices.