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John Perry Homestead
DublinNH JohnPerryHouse.jpg
Location 135 Dooe Rd., Dublin, New Hampshire
Area 3 acres (1.2 ha)
Built 1795 (1795)
Architect Perry, John
Architectural style Cape Colonial
MPS Dublin MRA
NRHP reference No. 83004063
Added to NRHP December 18, 1983

The John Perry Homestead is a historic house at 135 Dooe Road in Dublin, New Hampshire. The 1-1/2 story Cape style farmhouse was built c. 1795 by John Perry, son of Ivory Perry who lived nearby. The house has been only minimally altered since its construction, with the replacement of windows and the addition of gable dormers being the most significant. The house was listed on the National Register of Historic Places in 1983.

Description and history

The John Perry Homestead is located in a rural setting of eastern Dublin, on the north side of Dooe Road a short way west of its junction with Valley Road. It is a 1-1/2 story Cape style wood frame structure, with a gabled roof, central chimney, and clapboarded exterior. Its main facade is five bays wide, with windows arranged symmetrically around the main entrance. A single-story ell, probably of early 19th-century construction, extends to the rear. The interior retains numerous original period features, include wall paneling and fireplaces.

The house was built about 1795 by John Perry, the oldest son of Ivory Perry, one of Dublin's first proprietors. Unlike his father's homestead, which has undergone some significant alterations, this house has been relatively little altered, with changes in the type of fenestration and the addition of gable dormers being the most significant. Members of the Perry family lived here for over a century; a 20th century occupant was Jane Dooe, from whose family the name of the road is taken.

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