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14 Richmond Street

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In 1902 the Washington Freewill Baptist Society (forerunner of the Dover Baptist church) bought this lot from Charles Faxon for $1200. In 1905 they contracted with C.W. Langley to build this single dwelling for $2784. Reverend Amos E. Wilson moved in the next year and it was the Baptist Parsonage until 1977. Evidently the pastors living there spread the Baptist doctrine because in 1923, for example, there were six families on Richmond Street and seven families on West Concord Street associated with the church.
        From the 1999 Heritage Walking Tour Booklet

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