Hezekiah Porter House // 1822

Hezekiah Porter (1783-1851) built this house in 1822 for him and his family, right in Thetford Center, Vermont. Porter was born in 1783 in Hebron, Connecticut, where he presumably learned the clothier trade, before moving to Thetford in 1806. Porter later operated a brickyard, serving as contractor to the Thetford Center Methodist Church, Town Hall and several other brick homes in town dating from the 1820s and 1830s. Porter lived on this large property with his wife and ten children until his death. The property was later occupied by Hezekiah’s son, Amos P. Porter. In 1888, Amos farmed about 200 acres and had 7 cows, 50 Merino sheep and 18 Jersey cattle!

5 thoughts on “Hezekiah Porter House // 1822

  1. Philip Magnuson October 18, 2020 / 12:31 pm

    I hope that while you’re in the general area you will get over to the Bath and the hamlet of North Bath NH for some of the finest federal and transition architecture in the whole area; then of course there’s better known Orford NH.

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    • Buildings of New England October 18, 2020 / 2:32 pm

      Damn I didn’t make it up there but I’ll add it to my list. I’ve actually never even been to Bath or Orford


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