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120 Silver Street

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In 1889, Almanzo Towle sold this parcel of land to Thomas H. and Mary Dearborn and the home was built soon after. Dearborn (1860 – 1932) had owned a dry goods and department store in Dover since 1884. In 1909, he was also head of the N.H. Gipsey Moth Commission and by 1917, owner of The Fashion, a ladies garment store at 832 Central Ave. For the last eight years of his life he served at Dover’s postmaster.

S. Judson Dunaway, owner of Expello Corp. and Dover philanthropist, bought the house in 1946 from Mary Dearborn.
    From the 1999 Heritage Walking Tour booklet


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