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Wadleigh House

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    Simon Wingate, who bought the lot from Tobias Tuttle in 1825, built the house shortly thereafter. In 1828 he sold the house to George Pendexter and William Palmer. In 1834 they sold it to Francis Cogswell who in turn sold it in 1843 to George Wadleigh, author of “Notable Events in Dover History from 1st Settlement in 1623 to 1865.” After George Wadleigh died his widow Sarah H. Wadleigh lived there for many years. Mrs. Wadleigh had the house remodeled around the turn of the century adding the dining room and the porch. The house passed to the Wadleigh’s daughter Elizabeth who lived there until the mid 1940’s. Elizabeth married George H. Williams, the son of I.B. Williams, whose leather business was a key Dover industry from 1842 until the 1960’s. After the Williams’s, the house was occupied for a number of years by Parker Styles who worked at the Navy yard, and then by Henry Hesse, an engineer for General Electric. In 1960, Mr. and Mrs. Edwin Dugal bought the house from Mr. Hesse.
        From the 1997 Heritage Walking Booklet



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         interior of the Wadleigh House        

                                                                                 

 

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