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Capt. Seth Baker Jr. House

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Built  1850 (1850)
Architectural style  Greek Revival, Federal
NRHP Reference #  87000299
Added to NRHP  18 September 1987
Architect  Unknown
MPS  Barnstable MRA
Opened  1850
Capt. Seth Baker Jr. House
Location  35 Main St., Barnstable, Massachusetts
Similar  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.

Description and history

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.

References

Capt. Seth Baker Jr. House Wikipedia


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