Giddings Family Home

Summary

John Giddings was a merchant who earned a good living in the West Indies trade. Giddings lived here with his wife and five children. He built this grand house in 1751 in Exeter, New Hampshire. Its plan was typical of upscale New England houses of its time, with a multi-purpose hall and parlor on the first floor and two bedrooms above.

John Giddings was a merchant who earned a good living in the West Indies trade. Giddings lived here with his wife and five children. He built this grand house in 1751 in Exeter, New Hampshire. Its plan was typical of upscale New England houses of its time, with a multi-purpose hall and parlor on the first floor and two bedrooms above.

Artifact

House

Date Made

circa 1750

Creators

Giddings, John, 1728-1785 

Place of Creation

United States, New Hampshire, Exeter 

Creator Notes

Originally built for Dr. John Giddings on Water Street in Exeter, New Hampshire.

Greenfield Village
 On Exhibit

at Greenfield Village in Porches and Parlors District

Object ID

29.3043.1

Credit

From the Collections of The Henry Ford.

Material

Wood (Plant material)
Brick (Clay product)
Glass (Material)

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