Sarah Orne Jewett House

Georgian Architecture

Built in 1774, Jewett House is a classic example of Georgian architecture. The key features of the style include a symmetrical five bay facade with windows aligned horizontally and vertically. (The dormer windows on the roof were added in the late nineteenth century by Sarah and Mary.) Jewett House also has a portico at the entrance with a classical entablature supported on free standing columns.

As is typical of Georgian architecture, Jewett House’s entrance hall features ornate classical detail.