John Carter House // c.1765

The simplicity and proportions of old Georgian houses are just so pleasing to me. This c.1765 home was built before the United States of America was even a country, a fact that always boggles my mind when doing research on buildings. These four walls have survived numerous wars, pandemics, families, and storms, and will continue to do so for (hopefully) hundreds of more years in the future. This Canterbury house was built for John Carter (1708-1776) and his family, which included a wife and over 10 children in all. The house retains its double-width doors, 12-over-12 windows, central chimney (though likely reduced in size), and stone foundation.

One thought on “John Carter House // c.1765

  1. Gardenlover11 August 6, 2021 / 12:08 am

    Marvelous home!!! I so miss New England after growing up in Orange, CT. Living out in Washington state now and my daughter and son-in-law’s 1906 farmhouse in Spokane, WA is as old as they come!!

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