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Deacon Ebenezer Clap House
Huebener Brick no. 2 Deacon Ebenezer Clap House
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 Huebener Brick no. 2. Ebenezer Clap House


The Edward A. Huebener collection of over 100 bricks originally collected by Mr. Huebener exhibits brick paintings of the houses from which the bricks came. The bricks have upon them painted scenes of (mostly) old Dorchester houses and landmarks. To see a list of all the bricks, choose the term Architecture in the list at the left of the screen and choose the first subsection -- the Edward A. Huebener Brick Collection and scroll to the bottom of that page to see icons for all the bricks.


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Ebenezer Clap House
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 The drawing in the collection of the Dorchester Historical Society that is certainly the model for the brick painting was itself adapted from an illustration that appeared in the Memorial History of Boston.

The notes on the drawing clearly repeat the information found in the Memorial History. It is puzzling, therefore, why the painter of the brick called this house the Roger Clap House on the face of the brick. Roger Clap died in 1691 and could not have owned this house.

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House on Willow Court
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 House on Willow Court from The Memorial History of Boston.

The caption to the illustration in the Memorial History is imply: ?House on Willow Court.? A footnote says

This house was raised May 15, 1750. It was built by Ebenezer Clapp (father of Colonel Ebenezer Clapp). During the early part of the Revolutionary struggle, soldiers are said to have been quartered in it. The house is now [1880 or 1881] occupied by James T. Howe.


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Map 1874 showing Howe property
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 Detail from 1874 Hopkins Atlas.

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Here are some images from the Atheneum archive related to this topic. Click on any of these images to open a slideshow of all 41 images.
Bardard Capen HouseHouse on Willow CourtHuebener Brick no. 4 Minot HouseThaddeus Mason Harris House Huebener Brick
Huebener Brick no. 64, Payson HouseBrick Contest Award, October, 2008Unidentified House, Huebener Brick Collection no. 69Bird Sawyer House
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Created: July 20, 2005   Modified: April 14, 2011