15. 1970.10.618 – Elijah Cobb House
c.1900 – photographer Caro A. Dugan
739 Lower Road. This house was built c. 1799 by Phillip Burrill in a Federal architectural style, often referred to locally as a “square-rigger” or “captain’s house.” Notable features: two-story, symmetrical construction, hip roof, classical entry with fan lights above door, corner quoins, double chimneys, and widow’s walk, where the captain’s wife might watch for her husband’s return from sea. Photographer Caro Dugan was the great great granddaughter of the renowned shipmaster Elijah Cobb, who successfully bargained with Robespierre during the French Revolution for release of his impounded ship and cargo.
Ms. Dugan was born and lived much of her life in this home.