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John Mann House

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65 Silver Street

    This brick house was built in 1812 for John Mann who published "The Dover Sun" newspaper. It was the first of the country federal style houses in Dover. The builder was James Whitehouse, and the design was copied in many other Dover houses. The front room of the house was wainscoted under recessed windows, the doors have the Christian Cross pattern. It had six fireplaces and a dutch oven in the kitchen. The "widow's walk" cupola is a later addition. Dr. Low, father of Sarah Low, Civil War nurse, lived here for 15 years. A later resident, Miss Caroline Garland, served the Dover Public Library for 50 years.
        From the 1980 Heritage Walk Tour booklet.


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