Five more homes to receive distinctive Sandwich historical markers

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Posted Jun 06, 2013 @ 08:00 AM

SANDWICH —

 The Sandwich Historical Commission has unanimously approved distinctive markers for five more homes that help define the town’s architectural look and family histories.

A marker will be attached to a Greek revival home at 13 Liberty St. built circa 1850 by an Irish immigrant who worked at the Boston and Sandwich glassworks.

A home at 127 Main St. is also being recognized. It is on the hill across from the Sandwich Glass Museum and was built in 1880 by an English immigrant. Barnstable County Special Sheriff C. Jeffrey Perry now owns the property.

A house at 6 Water St. is also being honored. It is the William Diedering III home, which combines Victorian architectural style with Greek revival flourishes.

The home of Charles and Nancy Curci at 390 Route 6A will also receive a plaque. It was constructed circa 1742 by Samuel Wing. There has been some historical commission discussion about names to be inscribed on the plaque. The discussion will continue with the owners.

A home at 8 State Street was built by Richard Wood, an English immigrant who worked at the glass works. It will also receive a plaque. The structure is a half-Cape with a two-room addition.

Votes to recognize these properties brings to 130 the total of historical markers awarded by the historical commission. The markers cost about $80 each and are affixed to the front of selected homes.

 

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One Response to Five more homes to receive distinctive Sandwich historical markers

  1. John M Bourne says:

    Hello Sandwich Historical Commission:
    I am writing as a result of reading “A Brief History of Sandwich” by Jonathan A. Shaw on your website in which he mentions my 7th great-grandfather and his activities in Sandwich in the mid-1600s. I am a direct descendant of Richard Bourne by his son Job.
    I was brought to your site in my capacity of Governor General of The Society of the Descendants of the Colonial Clergy ( a lineage society similar to the Mayflower Society) and my search as to where to hold our annual meeting this coming November. My thinking is that it might be interesting to be in Sandwich – home to my ancestor.
    So, my question: is Mr. Shaw or others on the Commission available to assist in planning a tour or being a luncheon “historical” speaker? We will also need to be permitted to use/rent a sanctuary with roots to Colonial times on Saturday morning November 5th for our meeting.
    I’m told that there is a First Congregational Parish dating to 1630 that might be a possibility and that the Dan’l Webster Inn would be a good general headquarters. But I am seeking guidance and assistance.
    Thank you, John M Bourne

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