Hoxie House

This building–Hoxie House, located in Sandwich Township, Mass–is the most beautiful salt-box style house I’ve ever seen.

It’s a stunning building—and in a beautiful location near an old mill pond. My step son who has lived in the area for about 20 years, told me it was a mill at one point in the past.  It even has it’s own brief article in Wikipedia—here’s some info from that article:

Hoxie House (ca. 1637) in Sandwich, Massachusetts is the oldest house on Cape Cod and one the oldest surviving houses in Massachusetts.

This saltbox house was built in the mid-seventeenth century and occupied around 1675 by Rev. John Smith and his family. In the mid-nineteenth century, Abraham Hoxie, a whaling captain, purchased the property. The town of Sandwich acquired the home in the 1950s and restored the building.

It was closed the day I was there or I would have photographed the interior. That day was a beautiful spring day—a perfect spring day in fact. I spent about an hour circling this wonderful bit of the 17th century. I took probably 20 or 30 pictures. These are, I think, the best. Enjoy.

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2 Responses to “Hoxie House”

  1. Larry Blackwood Says:

    The b&w window photo with the tree shadows is quite lovely.

  2. orion Says:

    Thanks Larry–I get a lot of compliments on fotoblur but I doubt their sincerity. A compliment from you really matters to me.

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