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41 Cushing Street

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James Bunker purchased this double lot in 1869 from the Thomas H. Cushing estate and built this double house. In 1873, he sold his homestead to Mrs. I.B. (Hannah) Williams, with the stipulation clearly spelled out that it would be “free of Isaac Williams’ control.” Isaac died in 1885 and Hannah lived here until 1917, the house then being occupied by daughter Carrie until1933. It was then rented until Joseph Smiley bought it in 1945. Joseph had a daughter, Ruth, a music teacher for many Dover youths, who lived in #41 until 1980.
    From the 1990 Heritage Walking Tour booklet

 

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