Dr. Lakeman House // c.1793

In 1793, when the new town of Hamilton incorporated, separating from Ispwich, they had just one doctor, who would routinely make house calls via horseback and treat patients in his home. Dr. Nathan Lakeman lived at this home for just seven years until he moved to nearby Gloucester to treat more patients (and make more money). The home is a lasting artifact from the years immediately following the town’s incorporation from hamlet to town.

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