Prudence Fish presents Oldest Houses in Gloucester January 9th 2021 – See all the wonderful upcoming events at Sawyer Free Library

Sawyer Free upcoming January 2021 events are highlighted in a wonderful newsletter:

Prudence Fish lecture on January 9th

Learn more about Gloucester homes from your home!

Author and authority on antique houses, Prudence Fish, is a 2021 invited speaker at Sawyer Free Library. Her lecture about the oldest houses in Gloucester, showing Saturday, January 9th, from 2-4pm, is sure to be informative and entertaining. Because of Covid-19, the library has specially pre-recorded the event in order to bring a fresh, new talk directly to you. More about Pru Fish here

Cook a Book – January 12, 1pm

Matz Gallery Exhibitions- January 2021 Carol Dirga

2 thoughts on “Prudence Fish presents Oldest Houses in Gloucester January 9th 2021 – See all the wonderful upcoming events at Sawyer Free Library

  1. Ms. Fish: I am an amateur Genealogist, historian and “architectural archeologist” (the three are inevitably linked) with mid 17th century roots in Essex County. I have visited many of the early houses there and in other locations. Visiting St Augustine myself, I realized the claim of being the earliest house was inaccurate. Where, in your opinion is the oldest extant house in North America (including Canada and Mexico)?

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  2. pru responds :
    Thanks for watching all the way through docvoxtoo.

    The oldest house in the US is the Fairbanks house in Dedham, MA. It has an oldest section that dates to the late 1630s and additions in the early 1640s. (1642) It has had dendrochronology to confirm the dates. New England has the more early houses.
    Have you found Essex County houses that your ancestors lived in? What towns are you interested in?
    Feel free to contact me with questions relative to old houses in MA.
    Best regards,
    Prudence Fish
    prufish@comcast.net

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