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David Dexter House, Claremont, Sullivan County, NH



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Item Title


Location
Claremont, NH

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Created/Published
Documentation compiled after 1933.

Notes
Survey number HABS NH-195
Building/structure dates: 1790 initial construction
Building/structure dates: 1975 subsequent work
Building/structure dates: 1979 subsequent work
Significance: Architecturally, the house with both its notable exterior and interior late Georgian-Federal detailing in one of the last remaining and highest quality Federal frame houses in Claremont. Historically, Stephen and David Dexter's highly successful manufacturing business venture helped to create a later development of large-scale manufacturing industry in Claremont.

Subjects
Building Deterioration
Moving Of Structures
Houses


Related Names
Dexter, Stephen
Smith, Lewis G., Photographer
West, T., Delineator
McCown, Susan, Historian


Collection
Historic American Buildings Survey (Library of Congress)

Contents
Photograph caption(s): 
1. South (front) elevation, a general view
2. View of east (side) elevation with rear addition
3. View of west (side) and north (rear) elevations, with rear addition
4. Rear view of house and addition
5. Parlour (Room 3) on front west side of first floor, looking north. Note Federal mantelpiece and denticulated cornice
6. Parlour (Room 3) on front west side of first floor, looking northeast. Door on the left was a closet. Door on the right led to the hallway
7. Parlour (Room 3) on front west side of first floor, looking south. Note panels above windows
8. Parlour (Room 3) on front west side of first floor, looking west
9. Dining Room (Room 1) on front east side of first floor, looking north. N doorway trim and 'H-L' hinges on paneled door
10. Rear room (Room 4) on west side of first floor. Fireplace faces south and window faces west
11. Rear room (Room 4) on west side of first floor, looking southeast
12. Rear room (Room 4) on west side of first floor, looking northwest
13. Main entrance door looking south. Note wide size with transom light and hand-wrought heart-shaped hinges
14. Door with hand-wrought heart-shaped hinge, located between kitchen and Dining Room (Room 1) on east side of first floor
15. Indian shuttered window, located in the dining room on front east side of first floor, looking east
16. Kitchen hearth in rear room (Room 6) on east side of first floor, looking south. Narrow door on the right was a cupboard
17. Open-string stairway, first floor hallway (Room 2), looking east
18. Detail of first floor stairway
19. Front second floor bedroom (Room 7) on east side of house, looking north. Note 'H-L' hinges on paneled doors
20. Front second floor bedroom (Room 9) on west side of house, looking north
21. Rear second floor bedroom (Room 10) on west side of house, looking south. Note 'H-L' hinges on closet doors
22. Second floor hall (Room 8) and stairway landing, center of house
23. Stairway to third floor
24. Third floor hall looking south and detail of stairway
25. Detail view of chimney and framing system, looking east
26. Detail view of chimney and framing system, looking west
27. Summer kitchen and Dutch oven in addition, facing north
28. First floor plan
29. Second floor plan
30. Third floor plan


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