Monthly Archives: July 2012

Cape Cod houses

They may be named for Cape Cod, but these houses can be found pretty much all over New England. In most areas, from the mid-1700s to the late 1800s, they were the typical basic starter farmhouse for young people who hadn’t had … Continue reading

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Literary landmarks

  Places where famous writers were born. Or where they lived. Or places they wrote about. Or where they’re buried. Not listed here: the houses of famous writers who are still living as of this writing, such as novelist Stephen … Continue reading

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Historic churches

Most of the older church buildings in New England are Congregational churches–the descendants of the Puritan meetinghouses. Others are Unitarian, especially along the coast, and a few, especially further inland, are Methodist or Baptist. This list contains mostly 18th- and 19th-century churches, … Continue reading

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