Coram-Shove House

Coram-Shove House Dighton Massachusetts

Stock #: 458744
Type: Postcard
Era: Divided Back
City: Dighton
State: Massachusetts (MA)
County: Bristol
Publisher: C. W. Chace
Size: 3.5" x 5.5" (9 x 14 cm)

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This house was probably built by Thomas Coram about 1690. Coram came from England and set up a shipyard at what is known as Zebulon's Landing. After ten years he returned to England and founded the Foundling Hospital at London. Later the house was owned by Capt. Anthony Shove, who superintended the building of the steeple on the Unitarian Church. His son, George, built the handsome lyre fence. He was a man of literary and artistic taste. His painting entitled "The Landing of the Norsemen" may be seen at historical Hall, Taunton, Mass.