The Fayerweather House

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As you may already know from previous posts, the gram, or attending My Living Monument in Burnside Park, Sarah spend most of her life in Kingston, Rhode Island. Did you know that her house is still standing? I should actually say homes, since according to my research over the summer she may have lived in two different houses during her time in the Ocean State.

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One home is aptly named the Fayerweather House. Sarah’s husband George and brother-in-law Solomon served as the village blacksmiths and their shop was located on the property behind the house. This house had been in the Fayerweather family since 1820 and was likely Sarah’s first home after she and her husband moved from Connecticut with their young family.

Sarah’s house is now home to the Fayerweather Craft Guild and a garden maintained by the Kingston Hill Gardeners. It is a charming property and well worth a visit. The shop inside sells local crafts and other handmade goods. When I stopped by, they were very kind and gave me a tour of the property. Look out for a separate post describing the inside of the house in the near future.

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Sarah’s house is now home to the Fayerweather Craft Guild and a garden maintained by the Kingston Hill Gardeners. It is a charming property and well worth a visit. The shop inside sells local crafts and other handmade goods. When I stopped by, they were very kind and gave me a tour of the property. Look out for a separate post describing the inside of the house in the near future.

During my research at the South County History Center last spring, I uncovered some lovely images and maps of the property over the years. The home was restored after the Kingston Improvement Association acquired it in 1962. The history center maintains a sizable archive of Fayerweather family pictures and documents including the final picture below of a child (presumably from the Fayerweather family) seated in a carriage near the front steps of the house.

The other Fayerweather home is just a five minute walk down the street. Next Monday, September 9, I will introduce you to that home and tell you a little about its history and former occupants. Until then, I hope that you enjoy these pictures I took of the beautiful property surrounding the Fayerweather house.

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