Coffin, Jethro, House

Sunset Hill, Nantucket, Massachusetts

Photos 

Jethro Coffin House

1. Historic American Buildings Survey Cortlandt V. D. Hubbard, Photographer June 1965 FRONT VIEW

Photo from the Historic American Buildings Survey

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Map 

Description 

The oldest building on Nantucket Island, it was restored in 1927 as an example of seventeenth century domestic architecture from which the typical Nantucket house evolved in the eighteenth century. -- Historic American Buildings Survey (HABS MA-919)

National Register information 

Status
Posted to the National Register of Historic Places on November 24, 1968
Reference number
68000019
Architectural style
Other architectural type; Cape Cod saltbox
Area of significance
Architecture
Level of significance
National
Evaluation criteria
C - Design/Construction
Property type
Building
Historic function
Single dwelling
Current function
Museum
Period of significance
1650-1699
Significant year
ca. 1686

Update Log 

  • January 10, 2017: Updated by Brian Bartlett: corrected map

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