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14. Maria Kelsey House, c. 1830 – 47 John Street
Greek Revival Style
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This building is a one-and-a-half-story frame residence with square-cut stone masonry foundation laid in regular courses, narrow frieze on its north and south (side) elevations, front-facing gable roof, central red-brick masonry chimney, and one-story rear block with a shed roof. Fenestration primarily consists of six-over-six double-hung sash, however, there are horizontally-oriented multi-pane attic-story windows on the side elevations. There is a modern shed-roof porte-cochère on the south elevation. The entry has a frame surround with Doric pilasters and a wide entablature. The building is sheathed in vinyl siding.

Despite the addition of modern siding, this house retains much of its historic character as a Greek Revival style residence. Built c. 1830, the home is present on maps from 1859 and 1874, and on the latter is listed as the property of Maria Kelsey. The 1880 Federal Census indicates that Kelsey was a 48-year old seamstress. A widow, she lived with her 24-year old son, George, who was a seaman. By 1940, the residence was that of Clarence Stevens, an 81-year old boat builder.