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Clark House

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This Clarendon Flats Middle Road photo from 1931 was a postcard from Bertha (Miller) Perkins (1870 - 1947) to her daughter Helen (Perkins) Fiske (1896 - 1975) in Manchester, VT.  This home is said to have been built ca. 1790, though it likely was later than that.  It was owned by Caleb Hall (1779 - 1857) who sold it to his daughter Delilah (1810 - 1870) and her husband Rev. Philetus Clark (1794 - 1875).  The home was recorded as being owned by P. Clark at the time of the 1869 map compilation, though it appears it was their son Caleb Hall Clark (1832 - 1902) and family living there.  Caleb lived there for the remainder of his life. 

It is not known when the Perkins bought this property but they were living in it by 1920.  At the time of the 1930 census Bertha Perkins was Postmaster for the post office in Clarendon Flats, the post office presumably being in her home.  That post office closed in 1934.  Her husband James (1871 - 1944) was a patrolman. 

On the far right of the photo the structure with two windows showing is the Town Hall.

A special thanks to Dawn Hance for some of the background history of this home. 

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